Dramatic footage has captured the moment Typhoon Neoguri caused a landslide in Japan's southern main island of Kyushu after passing through the islands of Okinawa.
The powerful typhoon has brought heavy rain across the country, leaving three people killed and 45 injured, Reuters has reported.
Evacuation advisories have been issued for more than 42,000 homes and officials are asking the public to be on alert for further landslides and flooding.
Weather officials say more heavy rain is expected across the country as Neoguri moves east with up to 80 millimeters per hour of rainfall and a maximum wind velocity of 90 kilometers per hour.
Typhoon Neoguri has caused destruction as it passes over Japan's southern island of Okinawa.
Half a million people have been urged to seek shelter as the powerful typhoon brought torrential rain and high winds to its south-western islands.
The powerful typhoon forced Japanese authorities to cancel flights and schools have been closed.
Forecasters said the storm could be one of the strongest to hit Japan, generating waves up to 14m.
More than 500,000 people have been urged to evacuate their homes on Japan's southwestern islands as Typhoon Neoguri sweeps in.
"People must take the utmost caution," Keiji Furuya, state minister in charge of disaster management, told a news conference.
The storm will be at its most powerful as it passes Okinawa, some 1,000 miles (1,600 km) southwest of Tokyo on Tuesday, and is forecast to reach Tokyo later in the week.
The US's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Typhoon Neoguri is expected to be the most powerful typhoon to hit Okinawa island in Japan in 15 years.
More than 100,000 people have been urged to evacuate their homes in Japan as a powerful typhoon threatens to bring torrential rain and high winds to the country's southern islands.
Typhoon Neoguri weakened from its original status as a super typhoon, but remains intense, with gusts of more than 155 mph (250 km per hour).
It is powering towards the Okinawa island chain where emergency rain and high-seas warnings were in effect.
Nearly 7,000 households lost power and an oil refinery halted operations.
Nasa astronaut Reid Wiseman took this picture from the International Space Station of Super Typhoon Neoguri as it headed towards Japan: