Made it to Osaka
Sitting in the lobby of the Hotel Shin'Osaka. Finally got internet access working, but I'm too tired to write much. Both flights were pretty good, although there was a bit of turbulence descending into Kansai International.Exchanged our JR passes and caught the train into Osaka. Got lost, but a kind lady directed us - domo arigato gozaimasu.
So hungry, but the local places were either too forbidding for addled brains or closing for the night. Ended up in Lotteria at the JR Shin-Osaka station eating shrimp and fish burgers and chips. Disgustingly gaijin of me and really I would have preferred local food, but it tasted great!
Hotel room is small, but quite nice and with a bum washing seat warming toilet and strong hot shower. I'm happy with it.
Okay, battery running flat and if I don't sleep my awful cold will never disappear.