Sotenbori (蒼天堀 Sōtenbori) is the name of the entertainment district in Osaka that played a major role in the stories of Yakuza 0, Yakuza 2Yakuza 5 and Yakuza Kiwami 2.

Sotenbori is the entertainment capital of the west that rivals Kamurocho. It is a base of operations for the Omi Alliance, rivals of the Tojo Clan.

The city is split by the Sotenbori River, with the north side being the lively Sotenbori Street and the south side having a more underground feel called Shofukucho. In contrast to Kamurocho, the atmosphere within Sotenbori is warmer, more laid back, and "medieval" as can be told from its being more brightly lit in the prominence of lavish decorations, along with the usage of Kansai-ben amongst most of its inhabitants. In the English-localized games, this speech pattern is interpreted through the use of a US Southerner accent, or at least a manner of speaking that's improper.

Trivia Edit

  • It is modeled after Dotonbori, an entertainment district in Osaka.