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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Starbucks Japan’s Afternoon Tea Set: So popular it sells out in minutes

Afternoon tea at Starbucks comes with a surprisingly high price tag.

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The best-looking ramen in Japan? New store creates beautiful noodle bouquets

But…do they that taste as good as they look?

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Japanese restaurant in former yukaku red light district struggles to preserve its history

Historic building used to be a brothel, now its ornate interiors are in danger of fading away.

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Main cast for Spirited Away live-action stage play finally revealed!

Characters like No Face, Yubaba and Haku are set to be played by some very famous faces.

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Sliced Black Thunder: A chocolate bar for toast

The Black Thunder for Toast makes us rethink the way we eat chocolate bars.

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What it’s like to get the Moderna vaccine at the large-scale vaccination centre in Tokyo

A helpful guide to the reservation process, precautions, and possible side effects you can expect when getting the jab in Japan.

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Capsule hotel offers amazing deal, cheaper than an apartment in Tokyo

With incredible perks like food, alcohol, onsen and Wi-Fi included, you can live here long-term without having to spend money on anything else! 

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Mikan Gohan: Japanese soul food or…Japanese myth?

An odd local specialty that’s surprised the nation. 

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How to make yoghurt ramen with instant noodles

Top Japanese ramen brand shares a simple recipe that’s delicious and perfect for summer. 

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Giant cat appears on new 3-D billboard outside Shinjuku Station 【Video】

Japan finally gets its own jaw-dropping billboard in Tokyo.

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Japanese idol goes viral for display of superpowers at train station【Video】

All in a day’s work for this creative idol.

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Starbucks releases 47 Frappuccinos around Japan, we try the one for Nara Prefecture

Can this Frappuccino capture the flavour of a region famous for deer and the giant Buddha? 

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Nakagin Capsule Tower in Tokyo is scheduled to be demolished, needs your help

Architectural landmark will soon be gone forever, but there’s still a chance of preserving its history for the future.

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We try Starbucks’ new Strawberry Choux Cream Frappuccino

Sure, we love puff pastry, but what’s it like to drink it?

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New takoyaki gacha toys designed by a Japanese voice actress come with surprise fillings

Clever new design makes the capsule just as exciting as its contents.

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Make soy sauce eggs in minutes with popular new Japanese product from Daiso

Easy-to-use item goes viral and sells out as everyone attests to its soy marinated egg perfection.

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$100 ramen in Tokyo: Overpriced or totally worth it?

We splurge on luxury noodles with a luxury price tag.

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Burger King’s new Tokyo Teriyaki Tower is Japan’s newest meat wall【Taste test】

We scale Tokyo’s newest attraction: A four-patty teriyaki tower. 

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Beautiful cans of cake become a viral hit in Japan

We lift the lid on a rare beauty that everyone wants to try right now. 

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Burger King unleashes the Tokyo Teriyaki Tower in Japan

A towering teriyaki treat for the taste buds, only available for a limited time. 

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