Going through the narrow road beside Lake Shikaribestu and going up and down the northern rim of the caldera around Lake Shikaribetsu, we reached the artificial lake made by building a dam.
This bridge was made, not for the trail through the woods beside the lake but for the transportation of timber, I mean the train to carry the lumber.
Coming across the bridge made originally for the train, we went down the trail heading to the waterfront of the lake.
It was a little bit to steep for walking around with sandals but the trail was maintained so nicely that we made it. The water level was too low in the lake but we could see the lake bed for the first time.