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 2, Black Panther 2 and Yakuza 5.

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.