Shiraito literary means white thread.
Legend said, Priest Kukai practiced at this waterfalls. In 1486, Jiko of Kyoto Seigoin Temple, visited here and wrote a song.
世々をを経て 結ぶ契りの 末なれや この滝尾の たきの白 糸
"For many years after the married, at the end is just like this end of waterfalls, it is like white thread."