As foreigners are urged by their governments to consider leaving Tokyo, the Japanese are not taking any chances and have started rushing out of the capital.
In Tokyo, concern is growing that radiation leaking from the Fukushima plant about 270 km away will spread.
Many have begun hoarding supplies of basic necessities, in case they need to spend long periods indoors.
Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports on the mood in the busy metropolis.
Source: Al Jazeera