Towering neon signs glow brightly in the twilight, cars trundle through the mega-city in the shadow of the enormous Shibuya109 shopping mall, early-evening crowds snake their way along pavements and walkways. In the midst of it all is Alen Palander, an urban and lifestyle photographer from Toronto, with the new G 500. For him, the Shibuya intersection is an allegory for life in Tokyo. According to estimates, up to 1,000 pedestrians cross this intersection during peak periods – every time the lights change. Further south, the team in the G-Classes comes across another extraordinary traffic structure – the Kawazu-Nanadaru Loop bridge. The road winds upwards like a corkscrew, scaling an altitude of almost 50 metres in the tightest of spaces.