The strong tropical storm, Typhoon Talas, wrecked houses, caused landslides, heavy rains and floods as it made landfall in western Japan on Saturday.

Japan's death toll from tropical depression, Talas, earlier downgraded from a tropical storm, has risen to 25 with 52 missing, the government said on Monday, Reuters reports.

In the Wakayama Prefecture alone, eight people were dead and 32 remained missing as of Sunday, the Prefectural police told Kyodo news.

The torrential rain triggered by Talas caused mudslides and busted river banks, flooding homes and disrupting traffic.

A few pictures of the aftermath show the destruction caused by Talas: