Akasaka was about a mile northwest of Goyu. The pines along the road that separated them are still very much as they were in Hiroshige's time, so that they give an excellent idea of how the Tokaido looked.
Prostitutes seem to have been available in all of the stopping towns along the highway, but those in this general area were particularly well known.
Indeed, there was a song in which a traveler asks, "What would be the purpose of going back and forth to Edo if there were no Goyu, Akasaka, and Yoshida ? "
Hiroshige's picture shows a typical inn scene. The man with the towel over his shoulder is returning from the bath, while the man reclining inside with his pipe is presumably awaiting the services of the blind masseur kneeling in the doorway. At the right three women who have been called in to entertain are touching up their make-up.