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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Iconic Kyoto Tower bathhouse closes due to coronavirus

Public bath loved by travellers and locals is Japan’s latest COVID-19 business casualty.

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Gyoza Cider: Possibly the worst drink we’ve ever tasted

Join us for a taste test…that sends shockwaves through our senses.

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Shinjuku Bento surprises us with historic ingredient from the samurai era

Unusual ekiben takes us back in time with a hot ingredient. 

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Can Tokyo hair stylists transform our reporter into Leonardo DiCaprio?【Photos】

Jack Dawson’s beloved Rose joins us for this titanic journey from ordinary to extraordinary.

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Domino’s now sells pizza rice bowls in Japan

“Ultimate collaboration between pizza and Japanese food” comes in seven mouthwatering varieties. 

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Official Studio Ghibli x Pixar image causes a buzz online

Fans wonder if this is a cryptic sign that a dream collaboration between the two animation companies is on the horizon. 

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New Mt Fuji bra set lets you wear Japanese art under your clothes

Arty lingerie series pays homage to Hokusai’s Great Wave.

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Starbucks Japan’s new Strawberry Frappuccino: The next best thing to being in Wimbledon right now

Boring old strawberry or a surprising flavour with an interesting backstory?

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How to turn McDonald’s chicken nuggets into tasty katsudon in five minutes【SoraKitchen】

Transform your McNuggets into a Japanese meal with this super easy recipe! 

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Has Shinjuku’s Robot Restaurant closed permanently?

Photos show iconic exterior being torn down, putting a giant question mark over the future of the popular tourist site.

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Japanese student writes to Arnold Schwarzenegger for English class, gets awesome reply in return

As an Austrian-born American, Arnie knows what it’s like to step out of your comfort zone when learning English as a second-language. 

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The pros and cons of living in Nakagin Capsule Tower, an architectural marvel in Tokyo

We move into a capsule apartment in the iconic landmark, and find out it’s not all it’s cracked up to be.

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Japan’s “First Date Awards” reveals the best places to wine and dine when dating in Tokyo

These award-winning restaurants tick all the boxes for a successful first date in the capital. 

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Japanese “Fan of the Ground” finds sushi in an unusual location

Japan’s ground community is spellbound by a discovery at their feet.

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Should you add wasabi to your soy sauce at a sushi restaurant?

Japanese sushi chefs weighs in on customers who practice “wasabi joyu”.

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Mos Burger’s new release takes raw onions to the extreme

Celebrating local produce with some very Japanese condiments.

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Yokohama Air Cabin: A new futuristic ropeway in the middle of the city

We splash out on a pricey ticket for a ride that’s painfully short. 

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Tokyo goes dark as Governor asks for lights out in the city to help fight pandemic 【Pics, Videos】

Japan’s capital struggles to contain its fourth wave of infections, but are people heeding warnings to avoid street drinking after dark?

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Japanese actress Yui Aragaki stars in new H&M campaign

Gakki steps into summer as the ambassador for a new sustainable fashion line.

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Space Onigiri: Do these long-lasting Japanese rice balls taste any good on planet Earth?

We put the JAXA-endorsed product to the test.

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