Siege of Odawara (1569)

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For other battles with this name, see Siege of Odawara.
Siege of Odawara
Part of the Sengoku period
OdawaraJo1.jpg
One of Odawara's towers.
Date 1569
Location Odawara castle, Sagami province, Japan
Result Takeda withdraws; town burned
Belligerents
forces of Takeda Shingen forces of Hojo Ujiyasu
Commanders and leaders
Takeda Shingen Hōjō Ujiyasu
Strength
50000 15000

The second siege of Odawara took place in 1569. After failing to take Hachigata and Takiyama castles, Takeda Shingen nevertheless moved against the Hōjō clan capital fortress of Odawara. 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.

References[edit]

  • Turnbull, Stephen (1998). 'The Samurai Sourcebook'. London: Cassell & Co.