Kinan Densetsu was founded in Gobo City, Wakayama Prefecture in 1947. Its long history began with a single replaced light bulb and a repaired leaking water pipe. Since those days, we have remained true to our basic philosophy of serving customers with our technologies. And, because we want to improve the lives of our customers and the general public, we are constantly improving those technologies.


As Japan’s economy was transformed during an era of high growth and then entered an era of low growth, Kinan Densetsu also changed and evolved. We established our Osaka Office in 2010, enabling us to expand our sales territory from within Wakayama Prefecture to the greater Kinki area. Since then, the number of prime contract orders received has grown rapidly, making us one of the leading companies within the facilities industry of the prefecture.


In 2014, we established our Yangon Branch in Myanmar. Electricity supplies in Myanmar are very unstable, and many suburban areas still have no electricity. We provide electric light to those areas using natural energy. We will never forget the happy expressions on the faces of the children who were seeing electric light for the first time in their lives.


Kinan Densetsu will further develop its technologies to contribute to the global community, and is committed to becoming a leading company within the facilities industry.

Company outline

Company name Kinan Densetsu Co., Ltd.
Representative Takashi Higashihama, Representative Director
Capital 95,000,000 yen
Number of employees 63 (as of July 21st, 2020)
Commenced operations January 1st, 1947
  • Head office
    Aza-Sezakitsubo 613-2, Komatsubara, Yukawa-cho, Gobo City, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan 644-0012
    TEL:0738-22-8211 (reception)

  • Osaka office
    Plaza μ Horie 602, Honden 3-5-10, Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Osaka, Japan 550-0022
  • Wakayama office
    East Avenue Wakayama 405, Ota 2-8-5, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan 640-8323
  • Sendai office
    Hoosiers Sendai Honcho Building 4th floor east 2,Honcho 1-9-6,
Construction license
  • Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Permit (Special-2) No. 23689
    Civil engineering work, scaffolding and earthwork, stonework, electrical work, piping work, steel structural work, paving work, dredging work, water supply facilities work,demolition work
  • Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Permit (General-2) No. 23689
    Mechanical equipment installation, electrical communications, fire-prevention facilities
Primary operations
  • Electrical work: Highway illumination equipment, tunnel illumination equipment, solar power generation equipment, wind power generation equipment, electrical equipment installation in buildings
  • Electric power work: Overhead power lines, substations, and control in power stations and substations
  • Electrical communications work: Tunnel emergency alarm equipment, CCTV equipment, highway information displays
  • Mechanical equipment installation work: Domestic power generation, drainage pumps
  • Piping work: Water supply, drainage, and hygiene, air conditioning equipment, septic tanks, mechanical equipment in buildings
  • Various types of maintenance: Cleaning of water storage tanks, maintenance and checking of fire-fighting equipment
Main banks The Kiyo Bank, Ltd. Gobo Branch
The Kinokuni Shinkin Bank Gobo Sales Division
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. Tanabe Branch
Primary nominated business partners Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism – Kinki Regional Development Bureau, Japanese Coast Guard – Fifth Regional Coast Guard Headquarters, National Institute of Technology – Wakayama College, National University Corporation – Wakayama University, Wakayama Prefecture, Wakayama Prefectural Police Headquarters, Wakayama Prefecture cities, towns, and villages, Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. and associated enterprises, general construction corporation, general consumers etc.
Related companies Isshin K.K., Kinan Global Solutions K.K.

Company history

January 1st, 1947 Kinan Electric Works established, engaging in electrical and pipe work
August 24th, 1968 Reformed as Kinan Densetsu Co., Ltd.
Mataichi Hayashi appointed as representative director
July 9th, 2007 Keiichi Hayashi appointed as representative director
November 25th, 2009 Wakayama sales office shifted to Oda 2-8-5, Wakayama City, Wakayama Prefecture
(Wakayama sales office established in Wakayama City in April 1987)
April 12th, 2010 Osaka sales office established at Honden 3-5-10, Nishi-ku, Osaka City, Osaka
April 1st, 2014 Yangon branch established in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar as overseas operation division
January 1st, 2016 Celebrated 70 years of business operations

Permits and registrations

January 20th, 1982 Gobo City Specified LPG Equipment Contractor Notification (No. 5-012)
October 8th, 1985 Wakayama Prefecture Exempted Septic Tank Equipment Contractor Notification (Wakayama Prefectural Governor Notification 60, No. 05-3)
March 31st, 1986 Wakayama Prefecture Septic Tank Maintenance and Inspection Contractor Registration (Wakayama Prefectural Governor Registration No. 86 – Gobo – No. 002)
August 6th, 1987 Wakayama Prefecture Building Potable Water Storage Tank Cleaning Contractor Registration (Wakayama Prefecture 56 Water Storage Tank No. 307)
June 21st, 2001 Wakayama Prefecture Industrial Waste Products Collection and Transport Business Permit (No. 03005076050)
June 26st, 2002 Wakayama Prefecture Class 1 Fluorocarbon Recovery Contractor Registration (No. 3051410274)
December 26th, 2003 ISO 9001 (Quality Management System) Registration (JSAQ1876)
June 10th, 2005 ISO14001 (Environmental Management System) Registration (JSAE1091)
October 8th, 2015 Electrical Contractor Notification (Chubu Kinki Industrial Safety and Inspection Kinki Branch Manager Notification, No. 2710)

Disaster agreement

Wakayama Prefecture (Wakayama Association of Electric Business Companies)
Gobo Water Supply Business (Cooperation of Water Service Constructors in Gobo City)