During the invasion, naval vessels attempted a mass landing across the northern island. Even though Nemuro is the largest known conflict occurring on Japanese soil, most still consider Meguro a conflict of equal footing. Meguro’s capture occurred soon before or after Nemuro (it is never detailed). Unlike Nemuro, where the enemy never gained a foothold, Meguro became the setting of a major urban battle as the enemy had rooted themselves in the city. Meguro City's remarkable geographical feature is a hilly landscape with many steep rises and descents, despite its location on the east coast.