Technically yes, but since you will be transferring to the Hibiya Line at Nakameguro, it's doable without any fuss.Question: If I buy a Tokyo Metro day pass and ride past Shibuya on the Fukutoshin/Toyoko Lines to change to the Hibiya Line at Naka-Meguro, am I cheating on fares?
Since I won't pass a ticket gate at all during this...
I assume you mean as it applies to the situation in Japan. The choice of power supply type is more or less related to the which railways the subway system connects to. Typically 1067mm gauge subways were built with connections to suburban lines in mind, thus the use of overhead catenary. Most 1435mm systems are municipal, self-contained systems, thus the use of third rail which allows smaller tunnel bores and their lower price tags. Of course, there are exceptions, such as the Osaka Municipal Subway Sakaisuji Line, which is 1435mm but uses overhead catenary, as it connects with the Hankyu Senri and Kyoto Lines. Another is the Toei Asakusa Line, with its connections to Keikyu and Keisei Lines.if anyone can explain why if using a third rail system is more appropriate to use the gauge in 1435?
You can do this with just a normal ticket as well; I do this all the time since there's no easy way to get to Roppongi from Shibuya (except the bus).Technically yes, but since you will be transferring to the Hibiya Line at Nakameguro, it's doable without any fuss.
Or just use Omotesando station, it may be a change of train, but it's a cross platform transfer, which is still better than having to go down six or eight floors.If you go through the Orange colored wicket @ Shibuya, your ticket will be returned to you so you may transfer to the Fukutoshin | Toyoku train there.
Just the sheer complexity of all those platforms makes it a work of art! Massive infrastructure is art!Which part the diagram or the layout itself?
Either ways there are a lot more where that came from.
Either way you should take a look at this web site that gathered all the underground diagrams of stations in Japan.
For example simplified Shibuya station diagram actually gives you more detail.
In the specific case of the Romancecar, you're going to need special Limited Express tickets, which you can buy at Otemachi Station's (or any other Romancecar station's) ticket offices beforehand (from one month before your journey up to just before departure time).How it works the fare system in through services in Tokyo Metro lines?
For example: I enter at Ginza Station, but I want to take the Tobu train to Takenotsuka Statin. Can I buy a Tokyo Metro ticket for it? Are there Tobu vending machines in Ginza Station? Or this trip is possible only with Pasmo card?
Another example: in Otemachi Station, I want to take the Odakyu Romancecar limited express train to Odawara. Are there Odakyu vending machines on Otemachi Station? Or I need to buy a Tokyo Metro ticket and, arriving in Odawara, buy a second ticket?