After careful design, planting and arranging your Japanese landscape design there would be little to do accept sit back and enjoy the tranquility it creates. Three essential components are necessary for creating a Japanese landscape: water, plants and stone. Once a Japanese landscape is in place, its upkeep is simple and sustainable. Achieving harmony between these three elements will create a truly authentic Japanese feel. When considering props and other features for your Japanese landscape, consider paths, bridge, fountains, etc.