The Bellagio in Las Vegas has a few colorful displays up to celebrate Spring and the Japanese culture. The indoor displays are the first of their kind to represents the Japanese culture at the Bellagio.

Bellagio’s horticulture and design teams traveled to Tokyo and Kyoto to study traditional Japanese gardens for inspiration for the hotel’s new displays. The displays include over 82,000 flowers.

A Tea House at the Bellagio

A Tea House at the Bellagio

Visitors can see a vast number of tulips, daffodils, and snapdragons. Among the flowers are traditional bonsai trees. The West Garden, East Garden, South Garden, and North Bed are all planted with Japanese-style floral arrangements. In addition to the Spring feast for the eyes, entertainers will be in the Japanese gardens at the Bellagio every day from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., for a feast for the ears. They’ll perform Japanese songs to add to the ambiance of the decor.

Golden Temple - Japanese Spring 2015

Of note, are the South Garden with its Japanese Tea House, the West Garden with its Japanese temple, and the East Garden with its 18-foot cherry tree with 300 acrylic blossoms. There’s a pond at the foot of the tree with 75 Koi fish and 15,000 flowers in this area.

Golden Temple with Flowers

Golden Temple with Flowers

In the West Garden, visitors will find at re-constructed 26-foot tall temple, modeled after Japan’s Golden Temple. The temple is decorated with gold veneer and traditional Japanese rice paper.

The spectacular gardens will be on display until May 11, 2015, which is the Golden Week holiday in Japan. Golden Week includes several holidays, like Children’s Day, Constitution Day, and Greenery Day.

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