This is the story about one small coffee shop located in the northern island of Hokkaido.
Yukichi Wakui used to work as a successful businessman at a prestigious trading firm. He worked for several years in New York as well as other cities around the world. When his wife Megumi died at the age of 47 in a car accident three years ago, he decided to leave the company. He was only 57. When Megumi died in the accident, her 18-year-old son Takuro was at the wheel.
Yukichi decides to move to Megumi's hometown Furano, Hokkaido, and leave his son - whom he blames for his wife's death - behind. There he starts a small coffee shop named "The Forest Clock."
Will the wall of ice between father and son ever melt?