|Siege of Ueda Castle (1600)|
|Result||Siege abandoned, Sanada victory|
|Sanada clan||Tokugawa clan|
|Masayuki Sanada||Hidetada Tokugawa|
| Hidehisa Sengoku|
Before the battleEdit
In 1600, in the campaign that ended with the battle of Sekigahara an army commanded by Hidetada Tokugawa set out from Edo along the Nakasendo the road that ran through the central mountains of Japan. The aim was for Hidetada to join up with his father Ieyasu Tokugawa.
While on his way however, Hidetada commenced a siege of Ueda castle, held by father and son Masayuki Sanada and Yukimura Sanada. So desperately was the castle defended that Hidetada Tokugawa abandoned the siege.
By then Hidetada had been delayed for sufficiently long that he missed the battle of Sekigahara, an omission that could have very serious consequences had the victory not already been secured by the treachery of Hideaki Kobayakawa.