This is a Shinto shrine connected to the 8th Shogun Tokugawa Yoshimune with a history of over a thousand years.
People customary believed that a child born in a climacteric year had been able to grow strongly if he/she had been abandoned. This is why Yoshimune had immediately been abandoned outside Wakayama Castle and had been picked up by the priest at Sasutahiko Shrine then an exorcism ceremony had been held.
This shrine is known as the god of fortune after the Yoshimune’s successful career.
○ Address: 2-9 Kataoka-cho, Wakayama
○ Phone: 073-422-6576
○ Time: 7:00 to 19:00
○ Access: 5 minutes on foot from Wakayama Bus "Okayama-cho"
○ URL: http://okanomiya.com/