After the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant was destroyed by the 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami, many parts of the area were evacuated as the radiation levels posed a threat to local residents.
As a result, many of the exclusion zones have been left as abandoned ghost towns. Shops are still filled with products, houses are filled with furniture. These places remain frozen in that devastating moment in time.
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To provide the world with an insight into this haunting area of the world, 27-year-old urban explorer Keow Wee Loong from Malaysia decided to sneak into a 20 km zone to take pictures of the abandoned areas. He spent 12 hours in the highly irradiated region, wearing a gas mask but no protective clothing. Here’s a video outlining his journey, which includes the incredible photos taken by Keow whilst exploring the evacuated towns:
For more of the same, check out these incredible photos also taken from inside the abandoned city of Fukushima.