Bonnie Waycott

Bonnie is a freelance translator and narrator who was born in the UK and lived in Japan for five years as a child. Her interest in marine life began when her father taught her how to snorkel on Sado Island near her mother's hometown in Niigata. She became a certified diver four years ago in New Caledonia, and has been exploring Japan's waters ever since. Her blog, Rising Bubbles, is a comprehensive guide to scuba diving in Japan and also contains articles on marine-related news and events. When she's out of the water she loves running, yoga and the odd yakitori or three!

Articles By Bonnie

Café Cent Trente Neuf: Shibuya’s Cozy French Kitchen

Often when I'm in Shibuya, I find myself looking for somewhere to get away from all the crowds, so it's always a pleasure to discover...

April 25, 2016 | Food & Drink

Aux Bacchanales: A Magic Formula for Modern French Cuisine

Facing Shimizudani Park near Akasaka Mitsuke and Nagatacho stations is a stylish brasserie filled with French esprit. Tokyo's French dining becomes extra special at Aux...

April 15, 2016 | Food & Drink

Thailand’s Treasures Beneath the Andaman Sea

The sound of exploding firecrackers shattered the early evening calm as our four-day trip across the Andaman Sea got underway. After watching this traditional Thai...

April 14, 2016 | Adventures, Lifestyle

L’Occitane Cafe, Shibuya: An Organic Treat for the Senses

Standing at the scramble crosswalk outside Shibuya station, it's easy to feel at the center of the earth, as thousands of people pass you by...

January 25, 2016 | Food & Drink

French Style Dining at Brasserie Le Duc, Roppongi

Located in the heart of Roppongi just next to Roppongi Hills, Brasserie Le Duc is hard to miss. Its concept is informal yet elegant and...

January 18, 2016 | Food & Drink

Ashtanga in Tokyo: Vigorous Workouts with International Yoga Center

Ready for some yoga? Contemplative, peaceful and serene are words we might use to describe this exercise, but a reality check awaits anyone who...

January 11, 2016 | Health & Beauty

Veg Out in Eat More Greens, Azabu Juban

For vegans or vegetarians, the prospect of finding anything to eat in Tokyo can be daunting, considering Japan is a country where vegetarianism is still...

January 11, 2016 | Food & Drink

Escape the Shibuya Crowds at Royal Garden Cafe

On the second floor of the Hotel Unizo near Shibuya's Tokyu Hands is a stylish, spacious establishment that's sure to satisfy vegans, vegetarians and meat...

January 4, 2016 | Food & Drink

Work up a Sweat at Bion Hot Yoga Studio

With the deep of winter fast approaching, staying warm is undoubtedly on top of everyone's list and if you're a yoga fan, you can't go...

December 22, 2015 | Health & Beauty

Le Pain Quotidien: A Taste of Belgium in Tokyo

On the first floor of Tokyo's Opera City is a delightful classy establishment perfect for those wanting to eat something light before or after concerts...

December 21, 2015 | Food & Drink

Tokyo’s Top Five Wifi Cafes

Sometimes working at home is just way too distracting. Maybe you need to go for a jog first, or clean the kitchen? If you're like...

August 17, 2015 | Food & Drink

Sea and Snow: Outdoor Fun with Tokyo Snow Club

Despite its very wintery sounding name, Tokyo Snow Club (TSC) is an outdoor event-oriented group that offers a wide range of outdoor activities throughout the...

August 11, 2015 | Health & Beauty, Lifestyle

Scuba Diving Excursions with Discovery Divers Tokyo

With summer in full swing, now is a great time to head to the beach or even better, into the water. Japan is surrounded by...

July 21, 2015 | Lifestyle

Yakushima: Where the Forest Meets the Sea

The circular island of Yakushima lies off the coast of Kagoshima prefecture in southern Japan. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, its spectacular green forests and...

July 9, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

The Fascinating Underwater Topography of Miyakojima

Some divers prefer to take it easy, cruising over carpets of coral and taking in the colorful scenery and tropical fish while the sunlight penetrates...

April 9, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Rich Land, History and Culture in the Oki Islands

Spectacular views, horses and cows grazing in the distance, fascinating rock formations and delicious seafood are just some of the things you can find on...

February 6, 2015 | Lifestyle, Out & About

The Oki Islands: Diving into the Sea of Japan

Enter the underwater realm of the Sea of Japan and you are sure to notice certain things. First, there is the environment that surrounds you,...

January 8, 2015 | Adventures, Lifestyle

Kansai Diving: Exploring The Waters Off Wakayama

If you're curious about diving in Kansai, you might want to check out the southern curve of Wakayama prefecture. Kushimoto is a scene of fishing...

September 11, 2014 | Adventures, Lifestyle