These ruins are a designated national historic site featuring residences and storehouses from the Yayoi period. Visitors of the archeological site may walk through the restored ruins and imagine the lifestyle of the past Toro villagers. Toro dates back to the 1st century CE. Discovered in 1943, archaeological findings included pit-houses, refuse pits, rice paddies and raised-floor buildings. A number of artifacts were also unearthed. The total area of the Toro site is 330,000 square meters and includes the Shizuoka City Toro Museum.