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

White Curry Udon: A new take on noodles discovered at a Japanese airport

Part curry, part noodles, part Shepherd’s Pie, this is a unique dish worth travelling for.

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All-you-can-eat yakiniku in Shinjuku for less than 10 bucks!

Today, I Feel Like a Pig” is our favourite new yakiniku joint in Tokyo right now.

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Domino’s adds ghost pepper to Halloween Roulette Pizza in Japan

Pick your slice carefully — one of them is spiked with one of the hottest chillies in the world. 

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New Starbucks Dark Night Frappuccino debuts at sunset with cup cosplay costumes for Halloween

Starbucks Japan’s night masquerade party is shaping up to be the Halloween event of the year.

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Ichiran Ramen opens new premium branch in Ginza with high-class boxed noodles

Move over boxed bento lunches, it’s time to try boxed ramen.

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Lost something on a Japanese train? Look for it at the railway’s lost-and-found market

Unclaimed items from the lost-and-found are sold to the public at these special markets.

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Rugby World Cup: Captain Michael Leitch melts hearts with the reason why he plays for Japan

Kindness at the time of a family tragedy leads Leitch to pledge his allegiance to the Japanese team as a teenager.

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Japan Travel: Explore a hidden cave on a tiny monorail roller coaster thrill ride in Nara

Step away from the mainstream and discover the mysterious side of Japan.

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Japanese women categorise male friends by levels of intimacy, from hugging to bathing

Find out whether your lady friend thinks you’re a hafure, kisufure, sofure, kamofure, sanfure or ofure.

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Coca-Cola Japan releases new Christmas bottles with ribbon labels and music

J-Pop group Little Glee Monster will sing you festive songs as you sip your bow-wrapped Coke this holiday season.

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Starbucks Japan releases new limited-edition mugs, cards and travel bottles for Halloween

Ghosts, bats, pumpkins and black cats make for a very happy Halloween.

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Wild boars leap from river, run across rice fields like a scene from a Ghibli anime film【Video】

Unexpected post-typhoon scene in Japan is so beautiful it looks like something from a movie.

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Sleep next to the railroad tracks at the closest hotel to a train station platform in Japan

New accommodation recreates the feel of a high-class train cabin inside, with a priceless view outside for just US$20 a night.

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Okinawa soul food: We try the most epic pork and egg onigiri rice balls in Japan

A fistful of a feast, these rare treats are more like burgers than rice balls.

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Flood victims send SOS tweets on Twitter in wake of Typhoon Hagibis

Residents trapped by rising floodwaters use special disaster hashtags to get the attention of the Self-Defence Forces.

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Shibuya rats scuttle along streets in the wake of Typhoon Hagibis【Video】

This Tokyo area is now being nicknamed “Rat Land” by people in Japan.

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Japanese Phantom Cheesecake: A sweet so popular 2,000 sold in ten minutes

We try the mysterious cheesecake that people in Japan are crazy for.

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Typhoon Hagibis turns Tokyo into an eerie ghost town【Pics, Video】

In Akihabara, giant screens blared happy tunes to deserted streets as a life-threatening typhoon approached Japan.

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Typhoon Hagibis turns skies in Japan purply pink, makes people fear the end is nigh

If this is the last day of the world, it sure looks beautiful.

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We try the new Halloween Masquerade Party drinks from Starbucks Japan

Time to put on our mask and find out what a Halloween Red Night Frappuccino tastes like.

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