The Land of the Rising Sun for centuries has brought to the world amazing lantern festivals, ornate rituals and incredible food. The Japanese have always been proud people and take their crafts very seriously. For that reason, you’re bound to have a great time at any festival. Whether they’re celebrating Pikachu, a man with a steel phallus or putting on the most epic fireworks display ever, they’ll execute it flawlessly. A trip here will show you the weird and wacky, but more importantly, the serene and historic.