We got into Kawaguchiko at 9pm the night before, it was dark all around, and we had no idea where Fuji-san was with respect to the Inn we were staying at.
The very nice and helpful manager at Kawaguchiko Station Inn gave us a tip: Sunrise at 6:45am.
Being the only early riser in the group, I dutifully woke up at 6:30 to check out the tip. Wow! I had a surprise when I opened our room's window.... enjoy!
This photo was taken in the carpark of Kawaguchiko train station, it was the best spot I could find, with the least number of obstructions.
The sun is rising on the left side of Fuji-san, giving it a glow on this side.