Koki-an Garden in Odawara was designed by an art lover and politician Aritomo Yamagata. Apart from this lovely strolling garden, Yamagata's reputation is somewhat murky. Nevertheless, it was built for his 70s year as a retreat for himself, thus its name Koki-an which means 70 years hill, reflecting his age, status and the topography. A stream runs through the lower parts of the garden, flanked by a wooden walkway,, thus many people compare it to Murin-an in Kyoto. For many years the garden was not open to the public, though now it has limited visiting on Sundays only.