Hinoshima (Sun Island) is a popular summer vacation spot in Japan with its beaches, holiday inns and surrounding islands.
During the summer the Hinata House from Hinata opens a Beachside Tea House with a traditional stage performance for customers. A summer festival also occurs on the island during the summer.
In the Love Hina anime Noriyasu Seta worked an archeological dig site near the beach.
Hinoshima Station is based on the Enoshima Electric Railway Station in Fujisawa
. The Hinoshima beach is based on the Enoshima Katase beach in Fujisawa.
Negima! Magister Negi Magi
- Main Article: Hinoshima (Negima)
In Negima! Magister Negi Magi, Negi Springfield and his students visit Hinoshima for a summer of beaches and festivals before he must return to England.