In this onsen spa district of Tetsuwa where large plumes of steam blow out of the streets here and there is an Italian restaurant named after the numbers eight and seven, Otto e Sette. These numbers denote this region from days past. The owner uses only food items available from the Oita region. Using a technique translated as “hell steaming” whereby the steam from the hot water from the onsens is used, the chef has applied this method to Italian cuisine. The interior is Japanese-modern. Here, today, is Italian food as you’ve never seen or tasted before.