First, I will be next to Gotanno station, but will be in an area called Koudou (wide road) in a section of Tokyo called Kitasenju (north thousand... dwelling?). I'm not sure what Gotanno refers to, but it does not seem to be an area name.

Also, I was pleased to find that I'm well placed to pursue my passion for bicycling. There is a long bike path (ie pedestrians and bicyclists only) along the Arakawa river that weaves through Saitama prefecture, just north of Tokyo; Tokyo; and Chiba, to the east of Tokyo. My future home will be about 10 minutes (walking) away from a bend in the Arakawa. I'll have to explore it on a cheap 3-speed until I can save some money, but I'm looking forward to it nonetheless.