1. castle town; city in Japan that developed around the castle of a feudal lord
Wikipedia definition
2. Castle townA castle town is a settlement built adjacent to or surrounding a castle. Castle towns were common in Medieval Europe. Good example include small towns like Alnwick and Arundel, which are still dominated by their castles. In Western Europe, and England particularly, it is common for cities and towns that were not castle towns to instead have been organised around cathedrals. Towns organized around Japanese castles are called jōkamachi .
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