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

Many people are siding with the perpetrator, saying they’ve been annoyed with hair on public transport too. 

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We try the Nutty White Chocolate Christmas Frappuccino from Starbucks Japan

Can a drink that’s meant to look like an illuminated Christmas tree actually taste good?

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American-Japanese model Kiko designs “morning cleavage” bra for lingerie brand Wacoal 【Video】

Kiko from Queer Eye steps out in the bra and shows us why the Fab Five are obsessed with her.

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Miniature purikura photo booth from Japan lets you feel like a Japanese schoolgirl from the ’90s

New palm-sized machine actually takes real purikura photos.

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We preview Japan’s first-ever Nintendo Tokyo, Capcom Store and Shibuya Pokémon Centre megastore

Mr. Sato takes us on a tour of Cyberspace Shibuya inside Parco ahead of its grand opening. 

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Harajuku Station will be demolished after the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics

After three years of consultations, the fate of Tokyo’s oldest wooden station building has finally been revealed.

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Style your hair like a cat with kitty saliva hair gel from Japan

There’s no better place to take grooming cues than from the pet world.

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3-D model of Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock print The Great Wave stuns people in Japan 【Video】

Hokusai’s acclaimed centuries-old 2-D artwork looks even more beautiful in 3-D.

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Japanese KitKats now come in Gold Caramel Tokyo Banana flavour

New golden makeover supports hard workers like Olympics athletes.

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Disturbing video shows man hitting woman for crossing her legs on Japanese train【Video】

Manners on board are important in Japan, but we never expected to see this.

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We visit the new all-you-can-eat KFC buffet restaurant in Tokyo

This feast includes much more than just fried chicken, sides and desserts.

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Lipton releases new bubble tea ice cream bar with tapioca pearls in Japan

Filled with boba that stays chewy even when frozen.

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Cat-shaped Japanese bread coming to Tokyo!

Neko Neko Shokupan serves up the most kawaii sliced bread in Japan.

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Starbucks Japan unveils new Nutty White Chocolate Frappuccino for Christmas 2019

Designed to look like an illuminated Christmas tree.

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Starbucks Japan releases more limited-edition mugs, cards and travel bottles for Christmas 2019

A tumbler with a built-in snow dome and a mug with a whipped cream lid are just some of the highlights in the new collection.

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Kyoto yakitori restaurant earns Michelin rating with one of the best value-for-money deals in Japan

Kyoto Yakitori Kazu offers fine dining on a budget.

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We try the giant Meat Mountain pizza sandwich from Aoki’s Japan

We get the meat sweats while conquering a four-pound mountain packed with 18 different types of meat.

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People in Japan go crazy for Japanese candy zen gardens 【Pics & Video】

New DIY candy kits let you taste the sweet serenity of a koi fish pond in a rock garden. 

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Mipig Harajuku: We visit the new micro pig cafe in Tokyo

Mipig takes its design inspiration from the story of The Three Little Pigs.   

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Studio Ghibli My Neighbour Totoro sweater is the anime knitwear we need this winter

Premium GBL clothing line brings us a Catbus that’s been hand-knit in Canada.

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