One game of the main tournament is held daily.
By arranging games with opponents of similar levels,
the first half of three days is set as Stage 1,
and the latter half of the remaining 3 days is set as Stage 2.
The congress also have other events including GO instruction provided by professional GO players, explanatory commentaries by using a larger GO board, 13x13 tournament, GO relay, and kids tournament.
No particular qualification required. Every body is welcome to participate.
It costs JPY 12,000 for participating throughout the entire congress period.
JPY 6,000 for participating either Stage 1 or Stage 2 only. JPY 2,000 for participating only 1 day.