Kanazawa's Kenroku-en Garden is one of Japan's three most beautiful landscape gardens, featuring a variety of flowering trees which provide the garden with a different beauty each season.

The spacious grounds used to be the outer garden of the Kanazawa Castle, constructed by the ruling Maeda family centuries ago, it opened to public in 1871.

The Shigure-tei teahouse – constructed in 1725 – miraculously survived the fire of 1759, and it offers evidence that not only was the tea ceremony present before the fire, but more importantly so was the culture associated with this elaborate ritual as it had a significant effect on garden design.

Following the fire, the teahouse continued to be used and was completely restored during the Meiji period. It can still be seen today in the Renchitei section of the garden.