Internet & Phone
Most accommodation in Niseko will have some form of internet access.
J-Sekka and Downtown Café have internet terminals and there are wireless hotspots across town. Try A-Bu-Cha, Downtown Café, Grandpapa, Java Bar and Curry Goya.
3G phones only will work in Japan. ASk your accommodation provider or for longer term stays the three major national carriers have stores in Kutchan:
au +81 (0)136-21-5616
Soft Bank +81 (0)136-21-2588
NTT DoCoMo +81 (0)136-21-6868
>> Domestic Calls
Green and grey public phones take coins or pre paid telephone cards, available from convenience stores or at some phone card dispensers in some booths. Local calls don’t require the “0136”, unless made from a mobile phone.
>> Directory Assistance
Dial 104 (toll call) and then ask for an English speaker. You must know the location and name to get a number.
>> International Calls
International direct dial can be made using any of the following prefixes, 001 (KDDI), 0041 (ITJ) and 0061 (IDC). They will cost you.
>> Calling Cards
The most popular international calling card service is available in Niseko. Known for its flat 24 hour rates as low ¥6 per minute to Australia from any type of phone using a non-toll free access number. Brastel has excellent customer service available in over 20 languages and the card is available at several locations in Hirafu and can be recharged at IXSM travel or by your credit card. New subscribers get five free minutes. Toll-free: 0120 659 534. www.brastel.com
Rates from ¥20 for one minute to Australia. The kazak card is the highest selling card in the Niseko area. Kazak card is available from your hotel front desk, Piz Gloria convenience store and from most inbound tour operators.
0123 36 4000