The Japanese Cultural Institute in Rome is in the area of Valle Giulia, in front of the Faculty of Architecture and near the National Gallery of Modern Art, where there are many other foreign academies. It is proposed as a basis for the distribution and display of Japanese culture in Italy carrying out an activity 'marked by two fundamental characteristics. The first is to plan and carry out its activities' independent resulting in many cultural events for a better understanding of Japanese culture, such as exhibitions, conferences, concerts, film screenings, theater performances, collaborations with organizations and institutions in Italy courses Japanese language, the library and related services. The second is aimed at coordinating and assisting the Japan Foundation programs for its multiple activities' in Italian. The Japanese Cultural Institute was designed by architect Isoya Yoshida joining together the language and the traditional Japanese architecture materials with the Brutalist style of reinforced concrete at the prevailing time. The Institute is placed in a large garden with flowing forms, in contrast with those strict building, realized by Ken Nakajima and is considered the first ever made Japanese garden in Europe by Japanese workers. The well-known landscape architect Ken Nakajima is also the project manager for the Japanese area at the Botanical Garden of Rome. The garden can be visited at certain times of the year with a guided tour by appointment.