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 new summer drinks deliver all the goodness of Matcha and Youthberry

We spill the tea on Starbucks’ new limited-edition beverages. 

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Japan’s only blue old-school post box: Where is it and why is it there?

A humble mailbox with a roundabout connection to ’90s J-Pop idol group Mi-Ke.

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Cold karaage vending machines take fried chicken to new extremes

Take a trip to heaven and hell with “Deep Fried Chicken of Angel and Devil I wish you every happiness”.

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Genki Sushi now has a range of sushi…that isn’t really sushi

Vegetarian? Vegan? Or just plain weird? This conveyor belt restaurant chain serves up a taste of all three.

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Chicken nugget ice cream? A feast for the eyes as well as the stomach

A very sweet take on frozen nuggets. 

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Famima Laundry: Japanese convenience store adds laundromat to store in Tokyo

Welcome to the Famima laundromat!

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How to convert the Western calendar to Japanese Reiwa years

With this easy hack you’ll never be confused by the Japanese calendar ever again!

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Anna Miller’s announces closure, immediately becomes Tokyo’s top must-visit cafe

Mr Sato gets in line for a taste of pie, but as always, things don’t go as planned.

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Vending machine with in-flight meals becomes a sell-out hit at Haneda Airport in Japan

Sold-out meals cause a buzz online, but are they really worth a visit to the airport?

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Godiva releases first-ever yokan to celebrate 50th anniversary in Japan

Traditional wagashi confection gets a very modern overhaul.

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Miniature Japanese ramen cakes are a rare, locally guarded secret

Like a tiny plastic model from a gacha capsule toy machine, but totally edible.

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The most Japanese vending machine of them all? Tokyo discovery shows us a new use for PET bottles

A genius way to sell some very Japanese staples. 

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Travel off the beaten path in Japan, to the point where three prefectures meet

Visit this unusual site and you can say you’ve been to three prefectures in a day.

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New cafe reimagines sushi burgers, serves food like plastic displays

A dream come true for anyone who’s ever wanted to eat those plastic food samples.

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Akiba Dental Clinic: The Akihabara dentist where a moe maid in cosplay cleans your teeth

This new dentist wants to make otaku dreams come true.

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Solaniwa Onsen: Kansai’s largest hot spring theme park is also one of its most beautiful

Finally, a super hot spring facility that accepts people with tattoos…on one condition. 

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Tokyo prison restaurant The Lockup closes its doors for good

Throwing away the key after 23 years of terrifying tourists. 

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We create the Ultimate Giga Big Mac, and it’s the best Big Mac we’ve ever tasted

Behold the Big Mac in its ultimate form.

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Pepsi releases a new cola in Japan specifically for karaage fried chicken

Colourless beverage contains special ingredients to enhance the flavour of Japan’s “national dish”.

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The unstaffed vegetable stand in Japan where you pick your produce yourself

Mr Sato teaches us how to make a purchase at this unusual roadside stall.

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