"In traditional Japanese aesthetics, wabi-sabi is a world view centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection."

Travel is just that – plans rarely go as planned and experiences are so fleeting, yet there's beauty in those blips. Wabi-Sabi Travel is a travel and lifestyle resource covering hotels, restaurants, and tour experiences.

After a long day of sightseeing, you need a good hotel to rest your mind, body, and soul. You'll also find the go-to bars and restaurants where you get to open your tastebud horizons.


I'm Justine, and my favourite part of travel is discovering hotels that become my home away from home.

Based in Toronto, Canada, my day job is in web development. When I'm not working or blogging, I'm walking my rescue dog McCoy, or cooking a big vat of ginger chicken congee.

As a child, I spent my summers indoors customizing my Neopets page, tending to my website hosted on Angelfire, and beating my high score in Dance Dance Revolution (heavy mode, of course).

My favourite travel destination is Japan, purely for its efficient subway system, 24-hour sushi joints, and salmon onigiri from 7-Eleven.

What camera do you use?

Canon 6D – I use this for reviews since 2015. It's a lighter and affordable full-frame DSLR compared to other full-frame DSLRs on the market.

Canon 5D Mark III – Used this for images taken between 2012 and 2015. Any model in the 5D series can literally see in the dark. I highly recommend owning one if you do a lot of low-light photography.

For my Indonesia photos, I used the Sony Alpha a6000 mirrorless camera with kit lens.

What lenses do you use?

Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM

For wide-angle shots, I use my smartphone camera: Google Pixel 3a.

What is this website made with?

Ghost CMS.