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Shogunate Japan: Castle towns

A resource guide for the Year 8 History Samurai assignment

white and brown pagoda temple

Source: Kenshi Kingami

Castle towns played an important role in shogunate Japan, acting as defensive and administrative centres for Daimyos throughout Japan. They were built in such a way as to make them hard to attack, and provide safety for the people who lived in them. Read through the resources below to learn more about these castle towns.