It’s official. Johnny and I need to visit Japan. We’ve already added Japan to our must-visit travel list but after seeing Japanese Spring in the Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens decorated in the current theme, Japanese Spring, we immediately bumped it up. I’m not going to lie, Las Vegas isn’t one of our favorite destinations, which is why we wanted to do it a little differently. However, The Bellagio is one of our favorite spots in Vegas. A few years ago, Johnny and I dined at Lago and to date, it’s one of the best meals we’ve had. The view of the fountains was breathtaking and to us, the Bellagio is so classy and elegant. The attention to detail they put into the Bellagio Gardens is extraordinary.
The theme for the Bellagio Gardens changes a few times a year. Right now, it’s Japanese Spring in the Bellagio Gardens. Imagine exquisite cherry blossoms, vibrant blooms in all shades of pink, tranquil music and spectacular birds. We first went to the gardens around 9:30 a.m. and there were already quite a few people. However, we spotted the incredible team touching up some of the flowers and adding in fresh blooms. If you’re looking to get good photos at the gardens, I recommend getting there before 8 a.m. if possible. We actually returned the next day much earlier. There won’t be as many people and you’ll be freer to take all the photos you want. The attention to detail truly is magnificent and there is so much fighting for your attention.
When you first walk into the gardens, you’ll notice two massive torii gates in a vibrant pink. Cherry blossoms adorn these gates and make for an epic entrance into the conservatory and botanical gardens. You’ll truly feel the Japanese spring all around you. Johnny’s favorite is the two moving cranes positioned on the North side of the garden. Finally, you’ll come face to face with a towering replica of Osaka Castle. Truly a spectacle in Japan, it’s the oldest and most iconic. It’s all quite breathtaking and there truly is so much to look at.
Depending on the time you go, you might find some of the horticulturists touching up the garden or making changes. Everything is fresh, which makes it all the more impressive. There are many different themes but I’ll have to say the Japanese Spring in the Bellagio Gardens is my absolute favorite.