Thought to have been used as the private garden and courtyard of the Maeda clan, the Gyokusen-in Maru Garden (玉泉院丸庭園, gyokusen-in maru-en) was abandoned after the Meiji Restoration and nature subsequently took over. Reconstruction work began in May 2013 following a 5-year period of careful excavation and planning based on old drawings and literature. The garden opened to the public in March 2015. There is a light-up of the garden from sunset until 9pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and days before public holidays.
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The main gate to Kanazawa Castle. Reconstruction was completed in 2010, 130 years after its demolition in the wake of the Meiji Restoration. As with other rebuilt parts of Kanazawa Castle, Kahoku-mon was reconstructed based on historical research and using traditional Japanese carpentry methods of the period.
Tea house built in the 1820s that today it stands as a museum and an Important Cultural Site. Spread over two floors, visitors can see the instruments used by the geisha to entertain guests to the tea house and glimpse into how the tea houses of the area looked in the late Edo period. Explanations are only in Japanese but a simple English pamphlet is also available.
Turrets and warehouse reconstructed in July 2001 based off designs from the 1850s. They were originally built with defense of the castle in mind, incorporating fire-proof walls and slits for firing upon enemies. Together they form one of the biggest wooden constructions built after the Meiji period in Japan.