One of the best airports in the world: airy light unbelievably. Never crowded never rushed it just oozes efficiency. After a red-eye flight from Europe nothing beats Osaka Kansai - after I exit through immigration and customs I get myself a can of chilled tea from a vending machine and from then on I know my trip will be fine and everything is good. Airside shopping is substandard but then it is hardly a transit destination. On the way back to UK I always manage to get all the sake I need. Hotel Nikko Kansai within 5 minutes from the terminal is convenient and efficient. Again - so much space everywhere so much air. Ultimate stress relief.