|Address||2-2-13 Tanso, Hita City, Oita Prefecture|
Kangien was a private educational institution built in 1805 by Edo period educator and Confucian scholar Hirose Tanso, one of the "three wise men of Bungo."
Many legendary figures in this country pursued their studies here at the prestigous school between the Edo and Meiji periods.
The building today is open to the public free of charge and is constantly drawing a high number of visitors. It has since then have become one of the most iconic tourist destinations in Hita City.