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Travel Story: Revelling in ancient splendours of historic town
RONAN O'CONNELL discovers the history-drenched jewel of Kilkenny
Our World: Czechs, balances make family lore
A noble line has been restored to its wealth, writes STEPHEN SCOURFIELD
Arrivals & Departures: Paris of the North or Southport of South?
STEVE McKENNA visits an English coastal resort town with a surprising French connection
The Travel Club Show : Japan for first-timers
The first-time visitor to Japan arrives with a lot of baggage, including the cultural variety. All those preconceptions we have about a place like Japan which, from a distance, can seem intense yet calm, modern yet traditional, compact yet spacious.
Maybe it's all these. Just think: Boys Love Manga and woodblock prints. Maid cafes and geisha tea houses. Anime and kabuki. Bullet trains and rickshaws. Crowded cities and serene villages. Hamburgers and sushi.
But the biggest thing confronting the first-time visitor is the unknown...
Arrivals & Departures: Metal gods of Brum Celebrated
Still gritty-edged, Birmingham is making some serious noise for Black Sabbath, finds STEVE McKENNA
Arrivals & Departures: Church crawl has many blessings
WILLIAM YEOMAN visits some of Somerset's parishes
Travel Story: Khmer treasures beyond Angkor Wat
RONAN O'CONNELL discovers five overlooked ancient temples
Travel Story: Leisurely pace and pizzazz afloat
STEPHEN SCOURFIELD wallows in luxury, culture and company on a river cruise through Europe's heart
TRAVEL GUIDE Japan: Enlightened by rising sun
Our latest Japan guide offers some top tips while taking you from Tokyo to Takayama...
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