I have problem with word use again:) there are these two words 園地 (enchi) and 庭 (niwa)。 as far as I know 'niwa' refers to a garden around the house right? What about 'enchi' does it refer to a house garden as well or maybe to the garden of a shrine or temple? Thank you for your help!
園地 is more like a park or garden (in the sense that the word garden is sometimes used for public parks in English). It definitely doesn't have to be on a temple or shrine grounds. Check out Higashi Yuuenchi (東遊園地) in Kobe for example: http://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%9D%B1%E9%81%8A%E5%9C%92%E5%9C%B0