Japanese Gardens can be a part of the house, part of the parks or historic sites. Most are often found within Buddhist temples. In Japanese culture, the garden is a high art, associated with the art of calligraphy and painting. Japanese gardens were first developed under the influence of recognizable Chinese gardens.
In typical Japanese gardens, the house is located in the middle and around the garden. Some gardens invite quiet contemplation, some are intended for recreation or the exhibition of unusual rocks.