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.

All Stories by Oona McGee

Make sakura cherry blossoms fall with your hands at Tokyo Tower

A digital hanami experience like no other.

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Lush Japan-exclusive bath bombs from Harajuku store coming to stores worldwide this spring

Bathe with some famous Japanese icons, including sushi, ninjas, and Godzilla.

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The Japanese cosplayers and booth ladies from the Anime Japan 2019 convention in Tokyo 【Photos】

Anime-related companies/organizations across Japan and the world running their exhibitions, showing off displays, organizing sales, stages shows, and other events.

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Coca-Cola Japan brings out a new design bottle exclusive to Okinawa

Famous sightseeing spots come together for a very special souvenir. 

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Visit top Kyoto sites and escape the crowds with new early-morning sakura sightseeing campaign

Experience a very different side to the city as part of the “Cherry Blossoms in the Morning” promotion.

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Shake Shack opens in Kyoto with exclusive matcha green tea treats

New menu items make use of Kyoto’s famous high-quality Uji matcha.

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Japanese toilet thrills motorsports fans at Suzuka F1 racing circuit highway service area【Video】

Pull in and surround yourself with the sights and sounds of racing cars at this very unique pit stop. 

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A Day in the Life Shibuya: Japanese construction site barricades tell a touching story 【Video】

The creative graphics are moving people to tears in Tokyo.

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Turn heads under the cherry blossoms with a sakura hat from Japan

Pink hat perfectly resembles a traditional Japanese sakura sweet.

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Sakura Japanese Sake KitKats combine rice wine and cherry blossoms for a sweet hanami experience

Sakura-flavoured KitKats now come with 0.07 percent alcohol.

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We try the new Starbucks Classic Tiramisu Frappuccino from Japan

Coffee-soaked sponge pieces are just one of the many reasons to fall in love with this new dessert beverage.

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Sakura report 2019: Cherry blossom season officially declared in Tokyo!

Hanami season began today in the capital, giving us a better idea of when to expect the glorious full bloom period.

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Mister Donut releases new matcha doughnuts with Kyoto green tea specialists Gion Tsujiri

Taste Japan’s esteemed matcha tradition in this new limited-edition collection.

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Sakura report 2019: First cherry blossoms begin to bloom in Tokyo

Cherry blossom season has officially arrived in Japan!

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Starbucks Japan adds new sakura cherry blossom items to its You Are Here Collection

Plus a Mt Fuji notebook and two adorable plush “bear-istas” dressed in kimono.

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Nara deer have a heartfelt message for tourists in new travel poster

A clever play on words tugs at the heartstrings.

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New Japanese train station has no entrance or exit, only used to admire the scenery

One of the most unusual stations in the whole country is now open and ready for business.

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Enjoy the cherry blossoms under a sakura umbrella

Turn heads everywhere you go this hanami season.

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FlyStation Japan: We unleash our inner Captain Marvel with indoor skydiving near Tokyo【Videos】

Sexy superhero moves with no CGI involved!

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Spirited Away train station and submerged tracks attract Ghibli fans around Japan

But people aren’t happy about tourists trespassing and littering while they get the perfect photo.

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