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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Japanese curry rice appears at McDonald’s, but not in the country you’d expect

Tell us, Ronald, is this an exclusive menu item worth travelling for? 

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Do expensive 10,000 yen Japanese cherries taste better than cheap ones from the supermarket?

Blind tasting reveals expensive Japanese fruit might not be all it’s cracked up to be.

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“H” means a few things in Japan, which is why we mistook this vending machine for something else

An H vending machine, right in the heart of Tokyo’s Shinjuku district.

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Capsule hotel inside Narita Airport is like a futuristic spaceship

Join us as we review the only accommodation facility inside Narita International Airport.

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Marvelous Soba: Colour-changing noodle broth creates a twist ending to your meal

This Tokyo restaurant will cure your summer blues…for a limited time.

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Burger King Japan’s all-you-can-eat challenge knocks us out of the ring

How many one-pounders can one man handle?

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What’s it like to eat eel from a Japanese vending machine?

Mr Sato takes us on an unagi adventure.

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Agedashi…doughnuts? Traditional Japanese tofu dish gets a sweet twist from Mister Donut

Official recipe makes us question everything we thought we knew about Japanese food.

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Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe confirmed dead, doctors reveal details of his treatment

Assassination has shocked the nation. 

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Soak your feet at the Spirited Away foot bath, in Tokyo for a limited time

Immerse yourself in the world of Studio Ghibli, literally and figuratively.

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Which Japanese conveyor belt sushi chain has the best prawn sushi?【Taste test】

Ebi sushi enters the ring for this latest seafood showdown.

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Japan’s first-ever wanko soba conveyor belt restaurant opens in Tokyo

Amusement Wanko Soba Kurukuru Wanko wants you to eat over a hundred bowls of noodles in one sitting.

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Lunch at Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, delivered in an Imperial carriage

This ox-drawn carriage meal holds a bevvy of surprises.

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Weiner Onigiri: Japanese convenience store rice ball has a surprise in store for Mr Sato

Celebration sausage opens our mouth to a new way of eating. 

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Curry and lassi ice creams: Like eating cubes of frozen curry roux

Some convenience store ice creams aren’t as great as you think they’ll be. 

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Nephew receives SD card after his uncle passes away, finds treasure trove of gems from the past

Over 16,000 newly discovered photos show the beauty and hardships of old Japan. 

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Astro Boy by street artist Invader disappears from Tokyo’s Shibuya Ward

Iconic work of anime art mysteriously vanishes overnight.

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McDonald’s Japan gives us a taste of the anime world with new series of Gundam burgers

Char takes over McDonald’s for a limited time, but are his burgers as good as he says they are?

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Try-your-luck vending machine proves it doesn’t always pay to take a gamble

Don’t be fooled by the shiny bright lights of this machine.

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Site of the worst bear attack in Japanese history is a chilling place to visit

You might not want to visit this area alone.

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