The Cotswolds are apparently quite the destination for Japanese tourists – so much so that the railway station at Moreton in Marsh has translated some of its signs into Japanese to help them get their bearings.
According to the Daily Mail, the Japanese signs are the brainchild of station manager Teresa Ceesay, who says that they have made Japanese tourists feel more welcome and made it easier for her small staff to take care of customers. She explained:
“We’ve had a very positive reaction from Japanese visitors with many saying thank you. The Cotswolds is so well promoted in Japan. It’s just to help tourists when they arrive. I’d noticed a lot coming here and they get off the train and look a bit puzzled. They’d ask in our ticket office but we only have one member of staff. It’s only a few signs but it means a lot to people.”