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In pics: Ireland get out of the Tokyo heat with a pool session

All that was missing was a bit of aqua aerobics.

AFTER COMPLETING THE 14-hour trip from New York to Tokyo, Ireland are settling into their new surroundings ahead of Saturday’s first Test against Japan.

Joe Schmidt’s side touched down in the Japanese capital on Monday and will return to the training paddock on Thursday in preparation for the second game of their summer tour at the Ecopa Stadium.

The squad hit the gym yesterday for a ‘light’ workout as part of their recovery routine and then spent some time in the hotel’s pool to soothe those aching muscles.

Keith Fox and Willie Bennett with Simon Zebo Physio Keith Fox and masseur Willie Bennett were keeping a close eye on Simon Zebo. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Keith Earls Keith Earls stretching it out. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Keith Earls The classic floating on your back stroke. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Keith Earls We hope he had his phone close by just in case a call came in from New Zealand. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

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Keith Earls Not a bad view. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Jacob Stockdale Jacob Stockdale keeping a low profile after his try-scoring debut. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Jacob Stockdale, Simon Zebo and Kieran Marmion The lads get ready for some aqua aerobics. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Kieran Marmion Kieran Marmion. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Simon Zebo Zeebs. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

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