Passengers on an exclusive cherry-blossom tour have ridden buses through a no-entry zone near the site of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.
Tomioka Town in Fukushima Prefecture is renowned for its two-kilometer stretch of about 400 cherry trees.
They are located in a part of the town that remains off-limits to the public due to high levels of radiation.
On Saturday,10 buses entered the zone for the day.
They drove through a pink tunnel formed by the arching branches.
One man from a nearby town said it was truly impressive to see the blossom tunnel, and it was his first time in 40 years.
A woman in her 70s said she had come from Iwaki City and is an evacuee from Tomioka Town, both in Fukushima prefecture.
She said the flowering cherries of the Yonomori district are the town's pride, and she was delighted people came from across Japan to view them.