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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Which Japanese conveyor belt sushi chain has the best bintoro sushi?【Taste test】

Sharpen your sushi knowledge with an in-depth look at a popular restaurant item.

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The smallest Family Mart in Japan closes down

Customers say sayonara to a convenience store icon at a very unusual location.

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This unstaffed Japanese train station is like a Ghibli anime come to life

Little-known gem has one of the most beautiful views in Japan.

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Godiva creates a new drink with Japanese sake starter

A celebration of rice, all in a Belgian chocolate drink. 

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Mister Donut’s new Angel Fruit series elevates angel cream doughnuts, takes taste buds to heaven

R.I.P. taste buds, it was nice knowing you. 

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How long should you date someone in Japan before going on a trip with them?

Japanese men and women reveal the fears they have when taking their relationship to the next level.

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Starbucks Japan’s Melon Frappuccino: One of the most memorable drinks in recent history

Melon upon melon upon melon upon melon upon melon…

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Doughnuts and fried chicken come together in new Mister Donut Burger

Is this fried monstrosity worth the calories? 

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Tom Cruise makes our reporter swoon at Top Gun: Maverick premiere in Japan

Maverick comes to town, complete with fireworks and hand hearts.

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Japanese convenience store teams up with centuries-old matcha shop for a very modern tea ceremony

Family Mart gives us a tea ceremony to go this summer.

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Frozen Japanese sake: A fantastic way to make easy summer cocktails

Sparkling sake becomes slushie sake this summer.

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Weirdest convenience store drink in Japan? New drinkable Happy Turn makes stomachs turn

Mystery “happy powder” does not make us happy. 

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Level up a convenience store curry pan to a depachika gourmet meal

Japanese curry bread has never looked, or tasted, this good!

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Gacha capsule machines now dispense perfumes in Japan

Spin the wheel of fortune on your fragrance — you never know which one you’ll get.

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Japanese onsen stand is part gas station, part hot spring vending machine

We pump some healing waters to go.

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Japan’s northernmost brewery on the mainland is…a temple?!?

The holiest craft beer in the country.

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European and American Men’s Wig: the lowest-rated wig on Amazon Japan

Does this hairpiece really deserve its one-star rating?

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Starbucks Japan’s newest Frappuccino has an angel on one shoulder and the devil on the other

A decadent mix that’s only on the menu for a limited time. 

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Why are there different counters for animals and people in Japanese?

This will change the way you think about counting things in Japanese forever. 

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How to make edible slime with just two ingredients

This easy food hack from Japan is just waiting to go viral.

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