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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Yokohama’s Pikachu Outbreak to return with all-new “Dripping Wet Splash Show”!

Don’t miss the chance to see a thousand-plus Pikachus drenched in water this summer.

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Japanese candy craftsman creates new line of lollipops with traditional summer themes

Designed to resemble traditional uchiwa fans, these exquisite lollipops are amongst the prettiest sweets in Tokyo.

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Kyoto temple grants love wishes to visitors who discover their heart-shaped hydrangeas

People in Japan are heading to the ancient temple to hunt for the flowery hearts.

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Japan’s Harajuku Station to be rebuilt ahead of 2020 Tokyo Olympics

East Japan Railway Company today released images of new building designs planned for three stations on two of the city’s popular train lines.

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Japanese association loses faith in users following non-return of 1,100 free loan umbrellas

Loan services could be set to disappear with organisations now running dangerously low on stock.

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Krispy Kreme Japan adds cute anime-style horse doughnut to their range at one store only

There’s just one store in the world that sells these and they’re available for eight days only.

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New Japanese beer brings out flavours of Kansai specialties like takoyaki and okonomiyaki

The new drink is said to pair well with famous dishes from the region.

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Why don’t black-and-white cats have light-coloured backs and black bellies?

Japanese Twitter alights over one of the great mysteries of the cat world.

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Cute hedgehog cup clingers from Japan join you for a drink in seven cute varieties

Drinking is a time for cute company in Japan.

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New Japanese gacha capsule vending machine toys bring you sheep’s clothing to dress your cats in

Cats can now cosplay as their lamb spirit animal with five cute new bonnet designs.

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Interactive android helps visitors in three languages at information desk in Japanese mall

Alongside the lifelike robot, shoppers can try their hand at futuristic screen technology that responds to touch in mid-air.

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Hello Kitty melons currently ripening up for summer’s cute fruit harvest

Japan’s favourite cat is bringing cute back to melons this year — but how much will they cost?

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Star of Studio Ghibli’s Kiki’s Delivery Service now comes as a doll with four cute accessories

Move over Barbie and Licca-chan, there’s a new doll in town.

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Japanese Father’s Day present features business daifuku sweets on a crowded train

A little something to let dad know you understand what he goes through on his daily commute to work everyday.

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“Mud-based Ramen” touted to have thickest broth in all of Japan

This ramen store is wowing customers with a broth so thick you can stand a spoon in it.

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Japan’s new watermelon Fanta is first of its kind with added salt content

The new salty Fanta has been developed to help protect drinkers from summer heatstroke.

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Japan’s largest ferris wheel to open in Osaka featuring glass walls and floors and VIP carriages

With spectacular views both day and night, you’ll definitely want to add this destination to your itinerary for your next trip to Japan.

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Cosplay and rejuvenate your skin at the same time with new Sadako vs Kayako face masks

Face off with two of the horror world’s most terrifying characters as they make you look both shocking and beautiful at the very same time.

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Sadako vs Kayako take to the field as they open baseball game in Hokkaido

The question on everyone’s lips was: how fast can Sadako throw?

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Denny’s Japan puts matcha desserts, including pancakes and tiramisu, on its menu

Denny’s customers can enjoy the taste of Kyoto’s Uji matcha green tea this summer.

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