Oona McGee

Half-Japanese Oona McGee hails from Sydney, Australia, where she worked as a journalist and copywriter before making the move to Japan over a decade ago. Now she spends her days exploring the streets of Tokyo with her laptop and camera, always in search of new cafes, restaurants, events and stories to share with our readers. As an experienced food and travel reporter, Oona has travelled extensively through all 47 prefectures of Japan, and is constantly researching new destinations and drawing up itineraries for her next adventure.

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Tourists damage Mt Fuji Lawson blackout screen that was meant to stop bad-mannered visitors

Bad behaviour continues as sightseers find way to override the system.

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Studio Ghibli releases Japanese-style My Neighbour Totoro bags and pouches in Japan

Traditional style with an anime twist.

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Japanese department store rooftop is a secret oasis where you can escape the crowds in Tokyo

A secret world awaits you above the bright lights of Kabukicho. 

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Cheap hotel beside cemetery at Kozukappara execution grounds in Tokyo is a scary place to stay

Things go bump in the night at this unique accommodation in Minami Senju.

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Japanese curry pasta is quick to make, receives rave reviews

Japanese curry is now as simple as boiling pasta in a pot!

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Japan has a Ghibli train where you can travel by the sea with Spirited Away’s No Face and Chihiro

Like riding the magical anime seaside train in real life!

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Studio Ghibli releases new waffle bags for My Neighbour Totoro and Kiki’s Delivery Service fans

New range of pouches and bags is designed to soothe.  

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Studio Ghibli releases giant Totoro plushies in Japan

Two Totoros that are as big as their price tags.

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Domino’s courts controversy by releasing a pineapple crust pizza in Japan

People are making their opinions known in the “Pineapple x Pizza Yes or No General Election 2024”.

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Open-air public toilet at Sensoji temple in Tokyo is waiting to be discovered by foreign tourists

Famous Asakusa tourist site has a very public place to pee…for those who know where to find it.

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Starbucks Japan unveils new Banana Brulee Frappuccino to save ugly fruit

Limited-edition drink and sweets will save three million bananas from the reject bin. 

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Studio Ghibli unveils cool Japanese fans for summer

No Face and Totoro will keep you looking and feeling cool all summer long!

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Studio Ghibli receives honorary Palme d’Or at Cannes Film Festival 【Videos】

Hayao Miyazaki and Toshio Suzuki send sweet and funny video message to thank the festival for the unprecedented accolade.

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Studio Ghibli passport cases are here to keep you company while you travel

Bringing you one step closer to travelling on a Ghibli passport.

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Boxed sake is now a thing in Japan, thanks to one of the oldest breweries in the country

Kojima Sohonten serves up award-winning Toko Junmai in new sustainable cask packaging.

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McDonald’s Japan’s new Cheese Cheese Double Cheeseburger makes a different ingredient stand out

How cheesy is a Cheese Cheese Dabuchi?

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Japan’s first-ever Yakult cafe serves a rare probiotic ice cream in the shadow of a famous castle

A sacred place for shogun…and lovers of lactic acid bacteria ice cream.

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Krispy Kreme Japan unveils new doughnuts filled with…cheese?

Say hello to the Cheerful Cheese! collection.

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McDonald’s Happy Meals in Japan now come with Shinkansen robots

Transforming Shinkalion mecha put the happy in Happy Meal.

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Starbucks releases an official green tea chai latte with special Japanese ingredients

Forget Baby Yoda, go the full Yoda with this unprecedented matcha drink.

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