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

Reebok Insta Pump Fury OG sneakers: Take a walk on the kawaii side with Hello Kitty and Gudetama

Sanrio characters star in new limited-edition footwear. 

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New Frappuccino from Starbucks Japan comes filled with sweet potato fries 【Taste Test】

The Sweet Potato Gold Frappuccino and Macchiato are exclusive to Japan this autumn. 

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Subway releases first-ever sweet sub sandwich in Japan

Two never-before-seen sweet dessert sandwiches appear in a world-first for the company.

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We try a $10 Japanese grape from a bunch that retails for over $400 【Taste Test】

Japan is known for its crazily expensive fruit, but is the Ruby Roman really worth the exorbitant price tag?

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We attend the official release ceremony for the new iPhone 11 in Japan

And take 20+ photos of Japanese actress and model Suzu Hirose.

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Poo emoji hand signals go viral on Japanese Twitter

Send your friends the gift of poop…using nothing but your hands.

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Friends cafe set to open in Tokyo for a limited time!

Channel your favourite character on the Central Perk couch with special menu items and Japan-exclusive goods.

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We try a curry milkshake at Mos Burger Japan 【Taste Test】

Japanese fast food chain assures us that spicy thickshakes are awesome…but are they really? 

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Weathering with You anime exhibition coming to Tokyo with special cafe menu items

Treat yourself to the taste of a glorious rain-flecked Makoto Shinkai movie.

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Tokyo Game Show 2019: The best Japanese cosplayers from Day 1 of TGS【Photos】

Plus, we get to try a playable demo from Final Fantasy VII Remake and Atelier Ryza.

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Japanese high school students build crazy wooden roller coaster at school festival【Video】

Yes, the slide is built on school desks stacked on top of each other, but that just makes the ride even more thrilling. 

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Japan now has a giant pizza sandwich called Meat Mountain, packed with 18 different types of meat

A mountain we can definitely conquer.

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Keanu Reeves speaks Japanese to Cyberpunk 2077 fans at Tokyo Game Show【Video】

The only thing better than hearing Keanu say “Wake up samurai” is hearing him say it in Japanese.

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New Yuzu Sake KitKat combines Japanese rice wine with a zesty local citrus

Now there’s a new alcoholic KitKat to add to our souvenir wishlist.

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Keanu Reeves gets a ninja lesson with Kyary Pamyu Pamyu at John Wick 3 premiere in Japan

Find someone who looks at you the way Keanu looks at this Japanese singer when she gives him flowers.

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Want to boost your ego? Head to the new Homeru “Praise” Bar in Osaka

Good-looking staff promise to identify your good points and shower you with compliments as you unwind after a long day. 

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Apple coke is here! World-first flavour exclusive to Coca-Cola Japan

Never-before seen flavour coming to stores nationwide this autumn. 

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New Japanese KitKats capture the flavour of a busy port city

Yokohama now has its very own KitKat based on a famous local sweet souvenir.

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Learn how to make sushi with a professional Japanese sushi chef in Tokyo

Because there’s no better souvenir than taking a skill home with you.

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Starbucks Hong Kong adds new bunny mugs and cups to its mid-autumn drinkware range

September is the month to celebrate the rabbit on the moon. 

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