One of my favourite places in the entire world is Kenrouk-en Gardens in Kanazawa, a town on the west coast of Japan. It is one of the Three Great Gardens of Japan and has existed since the early 1600's.
When I arrived it was early morning and the last of the snow was still falling. The entire garden was covered in a blanket of white and I had the entire place to myself
They place bamboo frames over the trees to protect them from the snow
It is without a doubt one of the most peaceful places Ive ever been