Siege of Inabayama Castle
Gifu Castle

Battle Information
Date 1564
Location Mino province
Result Oda victory
Oda clan Saito clan
Nobunaga Oda Tatsuoki Saito
Notable Officers
Hideyoshi Toyotomi
Katsuie Shibata
Yoshiharu Horio
Toshiie Maeda
Nagahide Niwa
Yoshinari Mori
Hanbei Takenaka
Bokuzen Ujiie
Morinari Ando
Ittetsu Inaba
After the siege the castle and surroundings were named Gifu.
The Siege of Inabayama Castle took place in 1564.

Before the BattleEdit

Before the siege on Inabayama castle, Nobunaga Oda succeed at ambushing Yoshimoto Imagawa at Okehazama. To expand his territory Nobunaga led siege of Inabayama castle which was being controlled by the Saito clan. Hideyoshi Toyotomi captured the castle for Nobunaga Oda. [1]


As Inabayama castle was built on top of a mountain two attacks were launched. One involved climbing, the other across the river. Yoshiharu Horio distinguished himself by opening the water gate to his attacking comrades.[2]


With Gifu as his base, and with his ally Ieyasu Tokugawa providing his rearguard along the Tokiado road, Nobunaga entered Kyoto in 1568.[3]


  1. Samurai Sourcebook, Stephen Turnbull pg 216
  2. Samurai Source Book, Stephen Turnbull pg 217
  3. Samurai Commanders (2) 1577-1638