The Hongdaokan is divided into the Wenkan and the Martial Arts Hall. The main courses offered in the Wenkan include history, astronomy, Confucianism, mathematics, music, etc., while in the Martial Arts Hall, there are courses on guns, equestrianism, and swordsmanship.
The school was founded by Tokugawa Masaki, the ninth lord of Mito, around 1800. In fact, when the Mito family, one of the three imperial families, was established, Tokugawa Ieyasu positioned it as a supervisor of family order and could not succeed as a general, and the last shogunate came from the Mito family.
As Mito is a more famous scenic spot, it was damaged in the 311 earthquake and then fully repaired. As a pioneer of modern Japanese education, it was designated as a modern Japanese educational heritage group last year. There are a lot of historical materials in the museum. Even if you don't understand Japanese, because Confucianism was once a major subject, many materials can be seen in good faith. From JR Mito Station, walk for ten minutes.