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

Pokémon ice creams appear in Japan ahead of Mewtwo Strikes Back Evolution movie

Gari Gari kun now comes in a special Pikachu variety for a limited time.

Read More

New Japanese KitKats combine mint, peach and rum for a summertime taste sensation

We try the new alcoholic chocolates designed to keep you cool and refreshed during the hottest season of the year. 

Read More

Ujicha Bus in Kyoto celebrates Uji matcha green tea with Japanese teahouse interior【Photos】

The bus even comes with a heart-shaped window like the one at a famous Kyoto temple.

Read More

We try epic pancakes at Japanese coffeehouse chain Doutor

Skip Starbucks and head to a premium Doutor for some of the country’s best pancakes.

Read More

Studio Ghibli sunglasses let you channel anime film characters from Laputa: Castle in the Sky

New shades let you see the world through the eyes of Pazu and Colonel Muska.

Read More

Studio Ghibli summer merchandise puts famous anime characters on Japanese fans and wind chimes

New collection will keep you cool with friends from My Neighbour Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, and Spirited Away.

Read More

What it’s like to rent a kimono and stroll around Sensoji temple in Asakusa for an afternoon

There are benefits to wearing a kimono while sightseeing in Tokyo, even if you’re travelling alone.

Read More

Learn how to be “hot on the Tokyo streets” with this Japanese language lesson from heartthrob Tomohisa Yamashita.

Read More

Uniqlo Pokémon T-shirts coming to Japan this summer, in 24 crazy designs

Worldwide competition nets 18,000 entries and 24 winners, but there’s controversy surrounding the winning design.

Read More

New Kumo Cloud Cake from Tokyo is the Japanese sweet on everyone’s lips right now

Taste the clouds on your tongue and float away to a better place in the heart of the capital.

Read More

Travel to Kyoto on the Kyotrain: A Japanese train with interiors like a traditional Kyoto house

With tatami mats, noren curtains and a zen garden, this is one of the most stunning and affordable ways to travel in Japan. 

Read More

The cat returns! Giant cat sells sweet potatoes from a pussy wagon in Japan 【Pics & Video】

This cat likes to pull peace poses, stand on two feet and make a living selling hot potatoes.

Read More

Foreign English teacher in Japan caught hitting 2-year-old child at daycare facility 【Video】

Reports say the Canadian teacher regularly spanked children and shoved books into their mouths.

Read More

Noel Gallagher, on tour in Japan, asks fans to buy High Flying Birds merch…in a way only he can

The former Oasis frontman throws in a f***ing cuss word, reminds everyone how extra he is, and Japanese fans love it.

Read More

Studio Ghibli anime films get American comic book style update with new glassware collection

Speech bubbles and pops of bright colour add a new comic twist to movies like My Neighbour Totoro and Spirited Away.

Read More

Tree swallows sign in Japan, proves nature is hungry by continuing to eat it for 12 years

Photos of other hungry forest trees are now beginning to surface online.

Read More

Pokémon hanko seals get a second generation run with 100 new characters from the Johto region

Seals can be personalised with names in kanji, hiragana, katakana or English!

Read More

Free Chiitan! Japanese otter mascot starts new English account after total Twitter suspension

Campaign to free the Japanese fairy baby otter mascot from Twitter jail gathers momentum.

Read More

Starbucks Japan now has a pudding Frappuccino based on a delicious retro dessert

Step back in time with the Purin A La Mode Frappuccino, only available for a limited time.

Read More

We visit new retro Starbucks in Japan for a taste of classic kissaten breakfast menu items

Before Starbucks existed in Japan, there were kissaten coffeehouses. Now there’s the Starbucks kissaten.

Read More

  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. ...
  9. 107