7 minutes seems really short...but when you've had a full day of work walking around in 4 inch heels, a 7 minute walk can last a lifetime. This is why I ride my bike to the station sometimes.
This is where I park my bike. You can pay a monthly fee or buy a 200yen ticket for a day. Some of the parking space for bicycles around the station are outside, but this one is nice because it has a roof.