Okayama

Have you tried Tokushima ramen? No? You should (says our obsessed Japanese-language reporter)

This relatively unknown local delicacy is well worth getting your hands on…if you can find it!

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We try canned oyster okonomiyaki, a food we didn’t even know existed【Taste Test】

Savory seafood pancakes from a can don’t exactly sound appetizing, but will we eat our words?

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Three-day search for two-meter-long python in Okayama ends, found in owner’s car dashboard

Once again, a giant snake is always in the last place you look.

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It looks like Costco, it sounds like Costco, but it’s actually Dodosuco — we visit look-alike store

When is a branch of Costco not a branch of Costco? When it’s a Dodosuco.

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High school girls in Japan create and sell “butt-shaped soap,” praised as “way too high quality”

Design based on “naked festival” fundoshi butts.

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Discount super market’s super cheap bento wows us with its looks, confuses us with its taste

A tremendous value for money…that is, if you don’t mind eating it.

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Drive your car on an airport runway at this secret spot in Japan

The sign above reads: “No entry during takeoff and landing.

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Amigara Fault for cars?! Tunnel in Okayama just barely big enough for vehicles to fit through

It was made for me… and my car.

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One minute is all you need to make this popular instant noodle meal from Okayama【SoraKitchen】

Part spaghetti, part Asian noodle, all deliciousness…you’ll want to get your hands on some…if you can find them!

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Yamazaki Bakery once again donates bread to evacuation centers at almost inhuman speeds

Thousands of pies and buns arrive at facilities within hours of asking.

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Okayama prefecture to receive its first Pokémon-themed manhole covers【Pics】

Okayama? More like Pokéyama!

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These “star marks” on the road in Japan that indicate when to use your blinker are amazing【Video】

Okayama Prefecture reminding “rogue” drivers of common sense.

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TeamLab’s new interactive tea art installation dazzles Japan with reactive, rhythmic lights【Vid】

TeamLab’s Tea Time in the Soy Sauce Storehouse brings a whole new meaning to the term “tea light”.

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Okayama’s Tiger Mask makes final donation of school bags after five years of generosity

Hopes someone else will pick up the mask from here on out.

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City official, angered when asked to wear a mask, throws own feces

Very likely the first political scandal of an official throwing their own poo.

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Can even heavy drinkers enjoy the “Stop Drinking Center” in Okayama?

Yes, but they can’t drink there…but not because it’s a rule. It’s just… Ahhh, just see for yourself.

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Okayama police academy instructor stabs recruit in chest during training

Instructor wanted to add realism to his training, but things got too real.

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Japan makes card game to help kids raise disaster prevention awareness

How do you get kids interested in natural disaster preparedness? With a game, of course.

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We head to Okayama Prefecture to try the second most delicious soft serve ice cream in the world

We didn’t know olives and vanilla ice cream could go so well together.

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Fried Oyster Ice Cream: the taste of the sea in a Japanese soft serve dessert【Taste Test】

One of Japan’s most intriguing flavour pairings

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