Bangai (番外) temples are sacred places but not among the 88 temples of the Shikoku pilgrimage. In Japanese, Bangai literally means “out of numbering” .There is often a confusion with the term Bangai temple  and bekkaku temple. The bekkaku temples refers to 20 important and listed Shikoku pilgrimage temples. Visiting them during the pilgrimage extends about 300 Kms.