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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Sushi birthday cake turns out to be the best present our reporter could’ve ever asked for

With this “jewellery box of the sea”, birthday dinner and dessert is sorted in one meal.

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UX at Japanese convenience store is a heartwarming example of excellent customer service

A simple design makes daily life so much easier for customers.

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Aomori Prefecture’s regional soul food is…English Toast lunch pack sandwiches?

Well, this was a bizarre discovery. 

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Mister Donut welcomes Jigglypuff to its Pokémon doughnut range in Japan

There’s only a limited time to catch it, though!

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Black Thunder becomes an epic chocolate dessert at Japanese cafe chain

Tiny chocolate gets a massive overhaul, thanks to the chain known for huge desserts.

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Burger King adds a matcha pie to the menu in Japan for a limited time

This is not a drill, matcha lovers!

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Dr. Martens’ Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji collection is a work of wearable art

The Great Wave off Kanagawa meets street style for a new generation.

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Why are the roads so wide in Hokkaido? Simple question has a simple answer

Local resident reveals the real reason why their roads are wider than other parts of Japan.

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Japanese Caramel Corn snack becomes an ice cream, and fans are raving about it

Think Cheetos ice cream with caramel and you’re halfway on the track to what this tastes like.

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Starbucks Japan unveils second new Christmas Frappuccino for the 2022 holiday season

New limited-edition beverages spread golden festive cheer.

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Cheese Hamburg Steak Sushi?!? Japanese convenience store chain throws tradition out the window

It’s not the only sushi getting a makeover at Family Mart.

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The McDonald’s Hokkaido Salmon Burger is a sell-out hit…outside of Japan【Taste test】

Join us as we track down the elusive burger to find out if it’s worth the hype.

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Japanese train becomes a restaurant at this sleepy countryside station

A very unique place to eat. 

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Turning a crazy cheap country Japanese house into a home — Step 14: Before and After 【SoraHouse】

Finally we’re seeing some real progress take place!

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Secret staff cafeteria in Osaka is one of Japan’s best-kept secrets

This super cheap find is open to the public, so join us as we walk you through how to eat there.

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Mysterious mountain village is home to Christ’s grave and an ancient pyramid

With local customs linked to Judea, this is a very unusual Japanese community.

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A visit to the best UFO catcher arcade in the universe!

A maze of around 450 weird and wonderful claw machines filled with amazing treasures. 

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Best place for street food in Japan? New eating alley in Shinjuku is an Asian foodie’s paradise

Take a look inside Ryu no Miyako Inshokugai, the newest restaurant complex you need to know about.

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The surprising truth about the new Tokyo Cacao Japanese KitKat

Special regional variety is not all it seems. 

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Krispy Kreme adds doughnut burgers to its menu in Japan

Glazed original doughnuts get American fillings at select locations.

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