WALES will make a swift return to Japan as part of their 2020 summer tour, the Welsh Rugby Union has announced.

Wales will face the Brave Blossoms at the end of June at a venue still to be announced, before going on to play two Test matches in New Zealand.

The Welsh spent eight weeks in Japan last year where they reached the semi-finals of the World Cup.

After playing the Japanese on June 27, Wales will take on the All Blacks in Auckland on July 4 and Wellington on July 11.

Wales head coach Wayne Pivac said: "Going back to Japan for Wales will be a really big fixture on the back of a really successful World Cup for Japan as hosts both on and off the field.

"The squad and WRU made a huge impression on the country in the lead up to and during the World Cup and attracted a lot of local support so it will be great to take the squad back to Japan for the first summer Test.

"We will then go to familiar ground for me in terms of New Zealand, and especially Auckland, with two fixtures against the All Blacks.

"The summer Tests will be an important period for us as a squad, marking the end of the 2019/20 season and a great opportunity to take on both Japan and New Zealand."

As part of their engagement and legacy programme, the WRU worked in partnership with a number of cities and regions in Japan in the lead up to and during the 2019 World Cup.

Thousands of people took part in WRU rugby development programmes and 15,000 supporters attended an open training session in Kitakyushu.

As part of the tour, the WRU will continue their engagement programme in the country.

Wales have never won a Test in New Zealand and have not beaten the Kiwis since 1953.

The All Blacks have won 32 of their meetings compared to just three for Wales.

Prior to the World Cup, Wales last toured Japan in 2013, winning the first Test in Osaka before losing the second in Tokyo – their first ever defeat by the Brave Blossoms.

The tour will be Pivac's first as Wales head coach after taking over from Warren Gatland.