This is the not-so-steep approach to the peak of Mt. Tokachi(dake) called "Bougakudai"that means the lookout to see the peaks.
"Get familiar with the nature without damaging it ." is on the monument at the entrance of the trail.
Looking back, Furano Plain could be seen from the lookout.
I think that you might as well trace this course because the way from Biei Town to this "Blue Pond" is filled up with the cars and motorcycles trying to approach this "Blue Pond". So many tourists were swamping to this pond beside the river.