Google has released recent images of areas around the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant where access is still restricted due to high radiation levels.
The Internet giant's street view service has been offering photos of areas in northeastern Japan that were devastated by the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami.
The images released on Wednesday were taken from April until last month in areas including the towns of Futaba and Okuma near the plant.
The photos show debris scattered all around, and areas in need of reconstruction nearly 30 months since the disaster.
Residency in most of both towns is restricted indefinitely. Town officials gave Google permission to take the photos.
Images of coastal areas in Miyagi and Iwate prefectures were also added.
Viewers now can see images of the areas from before and right after the disaster as well as those taken recently.
Sep. 4, 2013 - Updated 08:47 UTC