From Akaigawa, the city of Sapporo is approximately 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east.
See for yourself exactly why Hokkaido is so popular by travelers from all over the world, by taking to the road and experiencing the many scenic and cultural attractions within easy traveling distance of Akaigawa. Head 12 miles (19 kilometers) southwest from Akaigawa to Otaru, where you can visit the Niseko Mountain Resort Grand Hirafu and Niseko Higashiyama Ski Area.
Around 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the east of Akaigawa is Sapporo, an important regional city which is home to Sapporo Dome, Mt. Okura Ski Jump Stadium and Hokkaido University. Sapporo has plenty to offer those willing to stay for a day or two. Former Hokkaido Government Office Building, Hokkaido University Botanic Garden and Sapporo TV Tower are some of the other places worth a visit.
For an outdoor cultural activity that everyone will like, take the time to check out the region's popular open-air museums, gardens and farms. To get a real sense of the present, it's good to learn a little local history. Hokkaido's rich old towns are a great place to start.
If you are looking for an escape from sightseeing, why not take advantage of a local watersport? Canoeing and rafting are both popular in the area. If your idea of the perfect vacation is maxing-out your heart rate in wild places, then sign up for one of the many mountain climbing and horse riding trips this region has to offer.
You'll never want to say "Sayōnara" (farewell) to this special spot.