Florentyna Leow

Bio: Based in Japan since 2015, writer and translator Florentyna Leow spends most of her time thinking about food. Her previous work as a tour planner and tour leader for Walk Japan has taken her all over Japan, from the craggy mountains of Hokkaido to the hot springs of Oita. Her articles have appeared in outlets such as The Japan Times, Gastro Obscura, TripAdvisor, and Lucky Peach, among others. In addition to freelance work, she currently oversees content at sankaku magazine as their Editorial Director. How Kyoto Breaks Your Heart is her first book, published in February 2023 from UK-based The Emma Press.

  • Specialties: Food, rural Japan, Kyoto, Tokyo, day trips from Tokyo, walking in Japan, art destinations, traditional crafts, gardens, photography, cafes, books on Japan, hidden gems, hiking, cycling
  • Location: Tokyo, Japan Standard Time