For ballet fans across Japan, The Royal Ballet represents the pinnacle in dance, and its upcoming summer tour of Tokyo and Yokohama from June 21 to 30 keeps expectations high.

As well as a gala program featuring a wide range of works, famed dancer and choreographer Carlos Acosta's 2013 adaptation of the classic ballet "Don Quixote" will make its long-awaited Japan premiere.

Director Kevin O'Hare says that what fans will see in Tokyo will be exactly what can be enjoyed at the famed Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden.