By Ian Cook

What to see and do in Osaka

A 24-hour Japanese metropolis may conjure up images of a bleak, Bladerunner-esque, neon-lit landscape - but the reality of Osaka is a wonderful blend of the traditional and the ultra-modern

Hiroshima: beyond the Memorial Museum

It's right to acknowledge Hiroshima's past – but not to dwell on it. The hectic, joyful city with a strong food culture is an hour from the Miyajima temples and accessible from Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo

A foodie guide to Conwy

North Wales may not feature very prominently when it comes to the world’s most famous gourmet destinations, but the little town of Conwy is a real treat for food-lovers everywhere

Cambridge: it's not just for students

It may be famous for its university, but a short break in Cambridge doesn't have to be spent studying. Read my alternative suggestions from visiting a festival to punting on the River Cam