Siege of Odawara (1569)

The second Siege of Odawara took place in 1569. Takeda Shingen attacked Odawara Castle, as a response to Hōjō's intervention into Shingen invasion of Suruga Province.

Second Siege of Odawara
Part of the Sengoku period
One of Odawara's towers.
Location35°15′04″N 139°09′13″E / 35.2510°N 139.1535°E / 35.2510; 139.1535Coordinates: 35°15′04″N 139°09′13″E / 35.2510°N 139.1535°E / 35.2510; 139.1535
  • Hôjô victory
  • Takeda withdraws; town burned
Takeda mon.svg Forces of Takeda Shingen Japanese Crest Houjou Uroko.svg Forces of Hojo Ujiyasu
Commanders and leaders
Takeda Shingen
Kōsaka Masanobu
Sanada Yukitaka
Sanada Masayuki
Hoshina Masatoshi
Hōjō Ujiyasu
Hōjō Ujimasa
20,000[1] 20,000[1]
Siege of Odawara (1569) is located in Kanagawa Prefecture
Siege of Odawara (1569)
Location within Kanagawa Prefecture
Siege of Odawara (1569) is located in Japan
Siege of Odawara (1569)
Siege of Odawara (1569) (Japan)


In 1568, as a response to Hōjō clan intervention in Takeda invasion of Suruga Province, Takeda Shingen broke the alliance with the Hōjō, and came into Hōjō territory.


Shingen came into Musashi Province from his home province of Kai, attacking Takiyama and Hachigata Castles, where Ujiyasu's sons repulsed them. After failing at the Siege of Takiyama and Siege of Hachigata (1568), Takeda Shingen nevertheless moved to Sagami Province against the Hōjō clan capital fortress of Odawara in 1569. The siege lasted only three days, after which the Takeda forces burned the town to the ground and left.


Odawara castle itself did not fall and was still held by the Hojo, end of Shingen's campaign at Sagami Province against Hōjō clan.


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