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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Kyoto in summer: A special trip to Kifune shrine recharges the soul

Itinerary includes a sightseeing train, shrine visit, and a meal to remember!

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Mega Nigiri Sushi in Okinawa is top quality AND super cheap, a unicorn in the sushi world

Looking for top-quality sushi at an incredibly low price in the capital of Okinawa? This hidden gem will tick all your boxes. 

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Rock a baby goat to sleep, admission is free: Cute challenge goes viral online 【Videos】

Everyone’s a winner at this Japanese farm.

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Say hello to the Big Bomb Onigiri, a beast of a Japanese rice ball

Famous rice-producing region goes big with a huge offering to attract customers.

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Become a sumo wrestler with the new top knot hairband from Japan

Channel your inner rikishi with a head-turning new fashion accessory.

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Sukiyabashi Jiro Sushi Rice: How good is rice from Japan’s legendary sushi restaurant?

Recreating the expensive restaurant experience at home with authentic ingredients, at a fraction of the price you’d usually pay for them.

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Bacon and Egg Sauce Katsudon: A new way to eat breakfast in Japan

Join us as we attempt to eat this pork cutlet bowl first thing in the morning.

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Takoyaki…inarizushi? New fusion food boggles the mind in Japan

Japanese food breaks out of the mould for a new adventure in flavour.

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Lindt’s new “Nagano Purple” celebrates a rare luxury Japanese grape variety

Introducing Japan to a new world of fruit flavour.

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Best Reuben sandwich in Tokyo? An American expat’s recommendation

Our reporter moves away from Japanese cream-and-fruit sandwiches and tries a Reuben for the first time.

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That time our reporter’s classmate became possessed by a dead child at school

Kokkuri-san is a Japanese ouija board that shouldn’t be messed with.

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KFC debuts mint chocolate dipping sauce for chicken in South Korea【Taste Test】

A food review we never thought we’d have to make, and it’s not entirely glowing. 

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Sushi By Foreigners BC: Japanese gacha capsule toys just keep on getting weirder

Have you ever heard of these sushi before?!?

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“Hey, Japanese taxi driver, take us to the best Okinawan restaurant in Naha!”

A new adventure takes us to a local spot we never would’ve found ourselves. 

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New spreadable French Toast from Japan is a game-changer

The easiest way to make French toast? Simply spread it on bread!

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A first-time visit to Kyoto’s Gion Festival becomes a night to remember

There’s more to these giant Yamahoko floats than first meets the eye. 

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How to make an ice cream sandwich…the Japanese way

Grandma always knows best. 

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We roll the die on Japan’s new random-destination train tickets

How to buy a cheap ticket to…somewhere. 

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Ninja & Geisha capsule hotel: A very Japanese place to stay in Osaka

Sleep amongst lanterns, gods, and traditional motifs at the “very Japanese new sensation capsule hotel”.

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Rent an entire folk house in Japan, surrounded by nature just outside Tokyo

Traditional features with modern luxuries, including an outdoor sauna and rotenburo bath, provide you with a truly unforgettable stay.

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