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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How easy is it to win super expensive Japanese whisky at a gacha machine in Tokyo?

So determined to win rare full-sized Hibiki and Yamazaki whiskies we’re willing to spend over US$300 for them.

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Searching for Totoro at Totoro Station in Totoro, Japan

Join us for a journey to the countryside to find the forest giant from Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbour Totoro

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Japan’s first pulled pork specialty store opens in Tokyo

Will Toasty Guys satisfy our cravings for quality sauce and smoky flavours?

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Michelin Guide gyoza in Tokyo: Worthy of the accolade?

We put these internationally lauded dumplings to the test.

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Japan creates world’s first edible face mask…from melon bread

Protect yourself from the virus while breathing in the sweet aroma of Japanese melon pan.

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Curry Bread Cider: A drink with an unforgettable aftertaste【Taste Test】

Sure we love Japanese Curry Pan, but do we love to drink it?

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De-stress and breathe easy with handy tip from Japanese vocal technique specialist

Simple hand gesture blows people away with its ability to change the way you breathe.

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Starbucks Japan releases a surprise Chocolate Tea Cake Frappuccino【Taste Test】

New drink appears in stores without any prior notice.

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Japan’s postal service: So great it’ll even deliver a single leaf to your home

Handled with care and delivered in perfect condition.

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Japanese sento bathhouse creates genius system to show how busy the baths are

Anxious over how many people will be seeing your naked body? This cute and clever system will ease your nerves.

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Onikun: Epic onigiri so big they’re half demon, half rice ball

Exciting range includes a new take on the rice burger, and it’s only available at one convenience store chain. 

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Ramen vending machine in Tokyo satisfies noodle and gyoza cravings at any time of day or night

New “Dohiemon” vending machine introduces us to the future of ramen.

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Lucky Rocky Chicken: The place to go for epic fried chicken sandwiches in Tokyo

Buttermilk fried chicken is just the start of what makes this new fast food joint so wonderful.

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What it’s like to get a haircut at Japan’s oldest barber shop

Styling tips from fifth-generation owner of a business that began before samurai were allowed to cut their top-knots.

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New Yakult desserts now available at special concept store in Tokyo

Yakult’s first foray into the sweets world proves Lactobacillus can be decadently delicious.

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New Pokémon x McDonald’s collaboration features Pikachu on milkshakes and desserts in Japan!

Limited-edition series is a treat for the eyes and the taste buds.

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The Japanese train station famous for mysterious dancing cats

Magical legend lives on at Odoriba Station.

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Nike commercial about gender inequality in Japan receives backlash online【Video】

 New clip points out facts about football, baseball, and sumo in Japan…but not all Japanese are behind it. 

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We buy Vladimir Putin chocolate from the Red Square Russian shop in Tokyo

President Putin chocolate is one of five recommended items you can buy at this specialty food store.

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Burger King Japan’s Ugly Burgers go head-to-head in a battle for flavour

It’s what’s inside that counts.

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