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

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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Green Apple Jelly v Baked Pink Apple: The Starbucks Frappuccino showdown we’ve been waiting for

We taste the tart and sweet flavours taking over Starbucks Japan this autumn.

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Gekkeikan releases new alcohol-free Japanese daiginjo sake

Ever wanted to enjoy the taste of premium Japanese rice wine without the alcohol? Now you can! 

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Starbucks turns its milk packs into notebooks with popular Japanese stationery brand

Global coffeehouse chain sets out on a sustainable journey in Japan. 

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Automatic cat feeder is no match for this clever kitty【Video】

Cat reaches genius level on automatic animal feeder while its hooman is away. 

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Japanese samurai sword ice cream crafted by master swordsmith from famous katana town of Seki

This mythical sword with non-melting abilities will kill your thirst and replenish your spirit

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Japan Travel: Mysterious landscape found near a park with severed heads

Escape to a world that appears to be from another dimension.

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Test your knowledge of Japanese convenience stores with this katakana puzzle

There’s a trick to this riddle that’s staring you right in the eyes.

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Japan Travel: 17 Things to do in Oita, Japan’s onsen prefecture

There’s so much more to Oita than amazing hot springs. 

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We try the new Häagen-Dazs Matcha Pie ice cream from Japan

Exclusive flavour only available for a limited time.

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Piranha Ramen is now a thing, and it’s coming to Japan for a limited time

Dubbed a world-first, this terrifying noodle dish is made with 100-percent piranha broth

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Shikadamari: The Nara deer summer gathering phenomenon that baffles visitors every year

Why do hundreds of deer sit together for an hour at this spot in Nara Park every evening in summer? Our reporter investigates. 

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We visit Tokyo Tapioca Land in Harajuku

Boba fantasy land or boba fail? We find out if this bubble tea pop-up is really as bad as its reviews. 

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Old Japanese photos show the awesome skill of soba delivery workers in the Showa era

Uber drivers have nothing on these delivery pros.

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Day 4 of Summer Comiket 2019【Photos】

The final day of Comiket wrapped up with some sizzling cosplay costumes.

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Japan’s number one cosplayer attracts jaw-dropping crowds at Summer Comiket

Enako’s appeal is on a whole other level.

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Day 3 of Summer Comiket 2019【Photos】

Our biggest photo collection yet includes Deadpool in a maid’s outfit.

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The best Japanese cosplayers from Day 2 of Summer Comiket 2019【Photos】

The second day of Summer Comiket proved to be even hotter than day one.

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How to order a Matcha Caramel S’more Frappuccino at Starbucks Japan

Customisation hack will have you drinking a green tea caramel s’more, only for a limited time.

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