We are a family of 4 heading for our first ski trip together in Japan. will be Jan 2019. After Japanese school holidays end but during Australian school holidays. Japanese friend recommended Tsugaike-Kogen for beginners and it looks good. Wondering if there is any experience of accommodation or eating in that village? And whether anyone has rented a car (eg from Nagano) and was that easy enough? My wife speaks Japanese which will help a lot!