The voltage in Japan is 100 volt and Japanese electrical plugs are identical to North American 2 pin plugs. If you are coming from Australia a plug adpator would be advisable. They can be bought in the village.
There is a range of English language TV channels including movies, sports, cartoon, documentaries, music and news. Many places now have Apple TVs and also Netflix available. Please check with your booking agent for further details.
The most convenient way is to use one of the free shuttle bus services. The shuttle buses run every 10-20mins between 8:30am and 21:00 from early December until early April.
The bus service may be suspended if the ski lifts are closed due to bad weather.